History of the Sanatorium: Oct 1907

Tribune Oct 1907

For this article, the exact date has been obscured. The contents of the article are approx. one week from another article published on Oct 9th 1907.

Newspaper: Rockville Tribune
Published: Oct 1907

THE TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL

” The Indiana Tuberculosis hospital will make its first inspection trip to Parke county next week. At the meeting held on Wednesday, Sept 18, the board adjourned to meet at Rockville, Wednesday, Oct. 9. Six sites have been proposed for inspection in this county, but thus far the board has decided to visit only two – one three miles east of Rockville, on Little Raccoon, the other a mile southeast of Judson.

It is hoped by our people that the hospital may be loacted in Parke county. It is a State institution that will provide great benefit to the community in which it is established. From the standpoint of public health it will prove of greatest benefit, but it is also of considerable value from a financial point of view. Hundreds of gallons of milk and hundreds of dozens of eggs will be used regularly every week. The prices paid will be the best, and piad in cash. Those living adjacent to the hospital will, of course, have the greatest advantage of s regular customer for their milk, eggs and poultry.

“Competition between various localities in the State is quite sharp … It is apparent to all that the community which secures the institution will be greatly favored.”

Tribune Oct 1907

Competition between various localities in the State is quite sharp, and sites have been offered as low as $17 per acre. As the appropriation is limited the commission cannot pay a cent more than land is worth. People with site to sell at “fancy prices” have found out, after a few moments conversation with the board, that they were not in it.

Substantial buildings for the accommodation of from four to five hundred people will be erected, the grounds improved and beautified and a great deal of money must be spent by the State in doing this. It is apparent to all that the community which secures the institution will be greatly favored. “

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