Yellow Fever

Memphis Martyrs

Robert Butler, courtesy University of the South

The October winner of our Very Short Story contest. Read more


Harris singlehandedly kept the bank open during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. Read more

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When yellow fever hit Memphis in 1878, thousands died and thousands fled. A few stayed behind, and their brave deeds cost them their lives. This story is part of our Memphis at 200 collection. Read more

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