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Indiana state sanatorium Rockville, Indiana.

Description: This is a black and white photograph of the Indiana State Tuberculosis Hospital which was 3 miles east of Rockville, Parke County, Indiana. The state purchased 504 acres and groundbreaking for the facility took place in September 1909. During construction the site was known as Camp Trudeau after the man who established the first hospital for TB in New York state. The first superintendent was Dr. Harry Leavitt from 1911-1912. The first child admitted was Elsa Mason in 1911. The hospital included a children's ward built in 1923, staff housing, a farm and dairy, a school and greenhouse. In 1913, the State Sanatorium Covered Bridge was built to transport coal across Little Raccoon Creek. The facility closed in 1969 and the land and buildings sold by the state. This item was donated by the Don McCue family.
Contributor(s): Parke County Public Library; donated to the library by the McCue family 2016.
Collection: Parke County Public Library
Subjects: Parke County (Ind.)--History
Parke County (Ind.)--Pictorial works

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