Gallipolis, Ohio: Yellow Fever Steamer Monument

An odd-looking old monument that commemorates the boat that brought Yellow Fever to Gallipolis, killing 66.
First Ave., Gallipolis, OH
Along 1st Ave. in the Gallipolis city park next to the Ohio River.
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Yellow Fever Steamer Memorial.

Yellow Fever Steamer Monument

This monument was presented to the city of Gallipolis, Ohio on August 18, 1932. The carving states that the object on the pole is a Broken Rocker Shaft of the Steamer John Porter, that brought yellow fever to Gallipolis from New Orleans Aug. 18, 1878 causing 66 deaths. The plaque lists the names of the victims.

[Tammy Robinson, 09/23/2007]

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