Peabody Hotel http://wknofm.org en The Howard Association http://wknofm.org/post/howard-association <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In August of 1878, Memphis was struck with its most disastrous Yellow Fever epidemic. The Howard Association, a volunteer group of young businessmen, organized a medical corps to help the devastated city.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Volunteer physicians and nurses came from all over the country to treat the thousands of disease victims. Many stayed at the Peabody Hotel, the only hotel to stay open during the epidemic. Each physician was assigned to a district where they often started their rounds at dawn.</span></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:57:18 +0000 Steve Pike 19241 at http://wknofm.org The Howard Association Admiral Thomas Dewey http://wknofm.org/post/admiral-thomas-dewey <p>In May of 1900, Admiral Thomas Dewey, hero of the Spanish-American War, visited Memphis.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 23:31:14 +0000 Justin Willingham & Steve Pike 13701 at http://wknofm.org Admiral Thomas Dewey