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Celebrating 100 Years of Public Health in Monroe County


Monroe County Health Department celebrates its 100-year anniversary on July 1st. On July 1st, 1921, Ann Eichenberger of Lindsey was hired as the first Monroe “county nurse”. The county board, according to documented proceedings of November 20, 1920, provided her with a new Ford coupe (with an extra tire and license plates), set of scales, card index cabinet, and supplies. Her assignments included checking the sick and quarantining people in their homes if a communicable disease was detect...

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