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    Arts Leisure War The young artillery company was pressed for funds and the task of raising them fell to a member of their ranks named H H Farnham In an August 1876 fundraising letter to Stephen Duncan the former president of the Bank of Mississippi Farnham who signed the correspondence Ch Com Of the Gilden Light Artillery wrote that the young men of Natchez have organized an artillery company known as Meeting to Encourage Loyalty Among Democrats Date s August 25 1876 Location FULTON Georgia Tag s Government Politics Democrats in the South after the Civil War were adamantly opposed to the Republicans who had imposed Reconstruction and ended the era of slavery The Georgia Democrats met on August 25 1876 to discuss their common ideals The speakers emphasized that Georgia had always adhered to the old constitution and have continued to be patriotic to the antebellum union government They also criticized the A Fever Like No Other Yellow Fever in Savannah Date s August 1876 to 1876 Location CHATHAM Georgia Tag s Disease in the south urban history The year 1876 was a frightening time for the citizens of Savannah Georgia because of a severe yellow fever epidemic This

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    August 11 1876 Yellow Fever a frightening viral disease that causes hemorrhagic illness and sudden death in victims struck the city s port More than one thousand people died of the disease within two weeks and within one month more than five thousand of the twenty eight thousand residents evacuated the city Among those that fled was Alexander A Fever Like No Other Yellow Fever in Savannah Date s August 1876 to 1876 Location Tag s Disease in the south urban history The year 1876 was a frightening time for the citizens of Savannah Georgia because of a severe yellow fever epidemic This disease came with terrible symptoms The symptoms of yellow fever included fever muscle pains vomiting and jaundice Death was the common outcome for these patients This outbreak in Savannah was noted in other rival port cities such as Galveston This occurred in order to try Evacuation A Last Resort for Health Seeking Citizens of Savannah Date s 1876 Location Tag s Diseases in the south urban history Evacuation in Savannah during the year 1876 was something that people in the city wanted to avoid at all costs Unfortunately in many cases there was simply no other option

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    A Fever Like No Other Yellow Fever in Savannah Date s August 1876 to 1876 Location CHATHAM Georgia Tag s Disease in the south urban history The year 1876 was a frightening time for the citizens of Savannah Georgia because of a severe yellow fever epidemic This disease came with terrible symptoms The symptoms of yellow fever included fever muscle pains vomiting and jaundice Death was the common outcome for

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    In 1915 Detroit Free Press published a wonderful Sunday edition describing how An autumn afternoon on Detroit s Belle Isle Date s September 13 1914 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Park Detroit Environmental History recreation urban history It was a chilly 65 degrees in the waters of the Detroit river on a perfect Sunday afternoon in the early autumn of 1914 as revellers debated whether it was too cool for a swim in the Belle Isle bath houses Several hundred Detroiters could brave the dip for only 15 minutes each but swimming was not the only weekend activity available on the large lush island of recreation for escapees of the industrial Evacuation A Last Resort for Health Seeking Citizens of Savannah Date s 1876 Location CHATHAM Georgia Tag s Diseases in the south urban history Evacuation in Savannah during the year 1876 was something that people in the city wanted to avoid at all costs Unfortunately in many cases there was simply no other option Yellow fever struck Savannah in 1876 People began to move out of the city as soon as the disease began to spread The immense amount of worry about the disease and its terrible symptoms caused

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    to places such as Millen Augusta and Atlanta All of these cities took in a great number of refugees These people all believed there was a severe problem and risk to their lives as well as their family s lives so in their minds their actions were justified People fled on steamers in order to evacuate the city as well Also steamers such as the Dictator of Charleston were cautioned not stop in the ports of Savannah because of the fear of quarantine When the epidemic hit Savannah in 1876 the monitoring of these ships was at an all time high in order to prevent the disease from coming into the city Doctors in Charleston warned captains that there was certainly an epidemic taking place in Savannah Mayor Anderson of Savannah took on a big role of helping the monitoring as well as informing the city and surrounding cities of the situation This was done through his numerous reports to the city as well as telegrams sent to surrounding areas such as Darien There was a great irony in the mass exodus of people from the city The editor of the Telegraph was crtical of the healthy people who evacuated the city The healthy evacuating the city potentially raised a problem because they left the sick alienated from society and left to die In an earlier article people fleeing the city were greatly criticized for leaving the sick behind The editor critized the people who fled because it left the city with very few healthy citizens to help fight the disease This allowed the disease continue to grow stronger in the city Scholars have studied the factors in which cause families to evacuate Conclusions have found that the concept of being warned is the biggest factor Warning by authority peers

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    in the south urban history Evacuation in Savannah during the year 1876 was something that people in the city wanted to avoid at all costs Unfortunately in many cases there was simply no other option Yellow fever struck Savannah in 1876 People began to move out of the city as soon as the disease began to spread The immense amount of worry about the disease and its terrible symptoms caused citizens to flee the city An The Proper Influence of a Woman Date s January 18 1876 Location NORFOLK CITY Virginia Tag s Church Religious Activity Women Armed with biblical justification found in the book of Genesis Reverend W E Edwards preached at length to a great crowd at the Granby Street Methodist Church concerning the proper role of women He claimed Eve s involvement in the first human sin left her with certain characteristics that trickled down to even the women seated there before him In all women Edwards claimed one found a Hired Laborers on the Farms of Central Virginia Date s January 24 1876 Location FLUVANNA Virginia Tag s Agriculture Economy In 1876 Dr Cary C Cocke the owner of a large plantation in Fluvanna County Virginia was concerned about the security of one of his major investments his crops On January 24 1876 Cocke received a letter from a store in Richmond Virginia the author of the letter regretfully informed Cocke that the wheat received from Cocke s farm fell short of the desired weight At the time that Raleigh Baptist Answers the Call of the Holy Spirit Date s March 5 1876 to March 12 1876 Location WAKE North Carolina Tag s Church Religious Activity The Baptists of Raleigh overflowed in the street outside the meeting house where Elder F M Jordan preached the gospel

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    Last Resort for Health Seeking Citizens of Savannah Date s 1876 Location CHATHAM Georgia Tag s Diseases in the south urban history Evacuation in Savannah during the year 1876 was something that people in the city wanted to avoid at all costs Unfortunately in many cases there was simply no other option Yellow fever struck Savannah in 1876 People began to move out of the city as soon as the

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    as god s wrath and scientists were as unsuccessful attributing the disease to atmospheric miasma Furthermore the theory of germs as a source of disease was in its youth and still highly controversial This lack of knowledge left the citizens of Washington D C terrified On September 1 1865 this fear was proclaimed on the front page of the Daily National Republican under the alarmed title The Coming Pestilence The United States and Europe were familiar with cholera from previous outbreaks in 1832 and 1849 As a result they were captivated by its spread Each individual country hoped it would be spared and that distance from the initial outbreak would suffice as protection Americans watched as the disease originated in India and quickly spread to Egypt From there the disease alarmingly spread to the Mediterranean beginning European infection with Italy and eventually France By September 1865 newspapers viewed the disease s spread to England to be inevitable This left the Atlantic as the United States only defense However distance only prolonged American s fears It did not protect cities such as Washington D C from cholera s inevitable arrival As the Daily National Republican stated We feel sure however that if the cholera comes this way no quarantine no dententions no fumigation no lines of demarcations will keep it out The one bastion of American hope remained very similar to that experienced in previous outbreaks The reports dispersing from Cairo claimed cholera only affected those who live in close confined quarters with no drainage and most importantly general bad living Those who drank were prone to excess and morally depraved were viewed as the only ones susceptible With these signs abroad Americans personified cholera as a malign evil and sought preemptive preparation as the cure to this disease In a

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