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Yellow Fever Memorial (2)

Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 41.271384", -90° 4' 13.38186"
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In grateful memory of the sacrifice of the heroes and heroines of Memphis in the 1870's who gave their lives serving the victims of yellow fever.
Thousands died and thousands fled during several epidemics. The last one, in 1879, devastated the city, leaving few survivors.
The acts of love and courage, far beyond the call of duty, merited the gratitude and admiration of the citizens of Memphis, and of the world, as history revealed the story. “Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13
January 3, 1971
Dr. Aaron Boom
Rev.Msgr.Joseph E.Leppert
A.M. Sommers
Fred P. Gattas
Mrs. Robert W. Shafer
Mrs. Louis A. Klitzner
Judge Harry C. Pierotti

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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