"Yellow Fever Wiped Out Historic Old Cincinnati"


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"Yellow Fever Wiped Out Historic Old Cincinnati"

This photograph is of a clipping taking from a portion of a Huntsville Times article written by Tim Cummings, in which Cummings claimed that the spread of yellow fever in September 1853 stunted the growth of Cincinnati, but not completely wipe it out. The article was published January 2, 1969 and addressed a local myth that yellow fever had alone resulted in the town's demise.

The description underneath the photograph of gravestones in one of Cincinnati's cemeteries reads, "ASHES OF EMPIRE -----This crumbling, fenced-in cemetery plot and a few scattered gravestones are all that is left to tell visitors of the once-prosperous river port of Cincinnati, crippled in its prime by epidemic and later destroyed by the coming of the railroads."


This file appears in: Cincinnati, Texas