135 years ago this month, Chattanooga businessmen assembled in City Hall to refute the “False and Malicious Reports” of yellow fever. The Chattanooga Board of Health confirmed the claim that the city did not suffer from an outbreak of yellow fever, “Two deaths from Yellow Fever have occurred here [in the state of Tennessee] within the past month. Both were Memphis people and left that city after the outbreak of Yellow Fever there.”
Ann Bachman Hyde papers. Special Collections & University Archives, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.