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Yellow Fever Memorial

1663 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 6' 8.052768", -90° 1' 23.272932"
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In Memoriam
The Outbreak Of Yellow Fever Which Scourged Memphis In 1878 Has Been Termed
“The Most Severe Epidemic Ever To Afflict” An American City Relative To Its
Size. “More Than Half The City's Population Fled In Terror. Of The 20,000 Who
Stayed, 17,600 Caught The Deadly Disease And 5,150 Died.
Many Of The Catholic Memphians Who Perished Were Buried At Calvary. Here Also
Were Interred Victims Of The Fever Epidemics Of 1867, 1873 And 1879. Among
Those Unfortunates Whose Mortal Remains Rest Here, There Were Without Question
Many Heroic Martyrs - Brave Men And Women Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice While
Serving The Stricken.
Requiem Aeternam Dona Eis, Domine; Et Lux Perpetua Luceat Fis
Dedicated By
Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.D.D.
Bishop Of Memphis
All Souls Day 1990
Given By: Jim And Barbara Taylor, Robert J. Kaplan, M.D.,
Christine Mroz Loeb, M.D., and Historian,Franklin M.Wright PHD

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