Letter from 1867 describes yellow fever epidemic Posted in: Lifestyle The 1867 historic yellow fever epidemic in Navasota and Texas is well documented but a letter written Sept. 29, 1867 has been recently discovered in an abandoned house that was about to be destroyed in northwest Arkansas’s Benton County that ‘chillingly’ tells of the horror. This history column began a couple ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!