Posted 29 June 2003 - 09:40 AM
I have found more history on the place but it was hard to do. All the books and papers I had looked in, the articles about the TB place had been torn out. :-[
I would just like some thoughts as to what you all think.
Posted 29 June 2003 - 10:39 AM
BTW jess if you can could you post some info on this place you mentioned so I could attempt to look it up online.
Posted 29 June 2003 - 11:22 AM
Posted 29 June 2003 - 04:13 PM
What I got:
It was a TB Sanitarium that is located right on the edge of Lake Julia in Bemidji Minnesota. When it was first built, it was built in the town of Buena Vista (which has long since burned and been deserted for the most part). Many of the workers lived in or near Puposky, though they lived all around. 2 nurses where named Krugmeir and the lived on the west side of the lake. They rowed over in the summer and in the winter came over on the ice. All that is left of the main building is a ruin laced with asbestos. I believe it is on the property of Mrs. Jane Shuhart, though she may have married in the last year or so. The stroy we hear is that the asbestos in the building makes it dangerous to live in but also very expensive to tear down.The San (as it is called locally) was the joint project of Beltrami, Koochiching, and Hubbard counties. It opened in 1916. There is an article in the first issue of North Country (1973) by Nels Saltness, "First Patient at the Lake Julia Sanitarium." Dr. Laney was the first doctor. Dr. Mary Ghostley was the second and last doctor. Her son Jim Ghostley is a dentist and lives in Bemidji. The doctors' residence was on the San groudns, and I believe Mrs. Shuhart lives in it. We don't know her, and it has been awhile since we were actually on the grounds. The doctors at the time, as you know, did not know how to cure TB. The theory was theat exposure to fresh air could improve patients, and that's what the patients at the San got. Fresh air during the winter in northern Minnesota is strong treatment, but that is what they got. Sometime after WWII, the San closed and was converted into a nursing home. I don't know when that closed, though the Nebish Book of History and Memories has a photo from 1968 and some of the Grey Ladies, a volunteer organization supporting the Lake Julia Nursing Home. Later these women affiliated with the Red Cross. (Nebish is about seven miles north. If you are up there now, check the Wildflower Mile just at the turn into Nebish. The Ladyslippers are all in the there, and they should be still in bloom.)
This is the information I got from Bill and Madeline Sutherland (email@example.com) when I wrote them asking for help reguarding any information they could give me. That is a direct quote of everything he wrote me in the letter.
Posted 29 June 2003 - 07:42 PM
I have to admit, the TB center intrigues me as far as an investigation goes, but far more intriguing is what Jess was going through in that room*Jess, I'd like to pm you if I may*
Cajun, I sympathize with your dilemma, but I think you have the right idea, keep Senor Negativo occupied far away from any Sensitives or productive members. If I may ask, is it just a crappy attitude towards what you're doing or is it extra emotional baggage from work or life in general?
Posted 29 June 2003 - 08:02 PM
Posted 29 June 2003 - 08:05 PM
krc, never worry I did not intend to say she would ever go alone, I made that statement to cover what I was going to say myself. ;D
whispers, it is emotional baggage of the worse kind, relationships can be a biotch if you don't nurture them properly.
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Posted 30 June 2003 - 07:35 AM
Hi, Jess, thanks, Buddy, from my own experiences, those
are usually the most promising investgations that throw the most roadblocks. The most important thing is to get it sanctioned by the owners-not always an easy thing-once they know what you're after
Posted 30 June 2003 - 08:46 AM
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