Martyrs Park, Memphis Tennessee

This riverfont park is tucked away off I-55 with some of the best views of the Mississippi River. The park is named after those who did not flee from Memphis’ 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.

Martyrs Park

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One Response to Martyrs Park, Memphis Tennessee

  1. Joan says:

    Hi Jack, that is surely a good picture. It looks like a lot of people standing on top of each other inside the statue area. Do they represent those who lost their lives??? Joan

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