An excerpt from the documentary “City of Good Samaritans: Memphis Medicine, 1819-1962”. In 1878 a Yellow Fever epidemic struck Memphis resulting in over 5,000 deaths.

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  • Claiborne County MSGenWeb: Yellow Fever in Claiborne County

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  • Records & Data | Shelby County, TNGenWeb

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    The history of Memphis, Tennessee and its area began many thousands of years ago with succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples. In the first millennium, it was settled by the Mississippian Culture.The Chickasaw Indian tribe emerged about the 17th century, or migrated into the area. The earliest European exploration may have encountered remnants of the Mississippian culture by Spanish explorer ...

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