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Description of Subject Matter: The park centerpiece is a work of art, dedicated to those who did not flee from the yellow fever epidemic in 1878 to help those infected. The Memphis population decreased with deaths and a mass exodus of citizens. Almost 80 percent of 19,000 who remained caught the fever, and one-quarter perished.
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MARTYR_130227_04.JPG: Memphis Martyrs
In August, 1878, fear of death caused a panic during which 30,000 of 50,000 Memphians fled this bluff city. By October, the epidemic of yellow fever killed 4,204 of 6,000 Caucasians and 946 of 14,000 Negros who stayed. With some outside help, citizens of all races and walks of life, recognizing their common plight in this devastated, bankrupt community, tended 17,600 sick and buried the dead. As a result many of them lost their lives, becoming martyrs in their service to mankind.
MARTYR_130227_22.JPG: Yellow Fever Memorial, Martyrs Park:
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.
January 3, 1971
Dr. Aaron Boom
Fred P. Gattas
Mrs. Robert W. Shafer
Mrs. Louis A. Klitzner
Judge Harry C. Pierotti
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2013 photos: So far, I'm mostly using my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I'm also using a Nikon D7000 and Nikon D600.
Trips this year have been limited to a Civil War Trust conference in Memphis.