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Title: Yellow Fever Memorial
Authors: Sorrelle, Harris
Keywords: Public art
Issue Date: 31-Oct-2014
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Art Department, Rhodes College
Abstract: The statue honors those who remained in Memphis, TN during the Yellow Fever epidemic. The plaque reads: 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
Description: This digital image was taken by a member of the Memphis Art Project team during summer 2015. It was uploaded to DLynx during summer 2015 in the Visual Resources Center.
Appears in Collections:Memphis Art Project Image Collection
Memphis Art Project Image Collection

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