Exhibit Recalls Worst Natural Disaster Ever in La Grange

Historical Marker Dedication, Exhibit Set for 150th Anniversary of Yellow Fever Epidemic

150 years ago this fall, La Grange suffered its greatest natural disaster when more than two hundred townspeople died of yellow fever. To mark the anniversary of this tragic event, the Fayette County Historical Commission will dedicate a new historical marker in the Old La Grange City Cemetery at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11th. The public is invited to attend.

Immediately after the dedication, the staff of the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives will host a reception and viewing of their latest exhibit, “La Grange’s 1867 Yellow Fever Epidemic.” A timeline of events following the progression of the epidemic from August to October accompanies brief biographies of many of those who perished.

 

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