Archive for Thursday, March 28, 2013

100 years ago: Vinland farm ideal spot for TB sanitarium, Doc Crumbine says

March 28, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 28, 1913:

  • "'The best place in the United States for a tuberculosis sanitarium is Vinland,' declared Dr. Crumbine today. He made this statement after months of careful investigation. The board of control located the hospital at Newton but the legislature upset that. There was opposition last year to locating it at Vinland because one member of the board lived in that county. That opposition has been withdrawn and instead there is entire sympathy with the project. It would be good for the sanitarium to be located so near the state university but that is not the governing thing.... The farm of W. E. Barnes at Vinland is an ideal place. For more than half a century Mr. Barnes has personally looked after that farm. He planted the trees and has watched their growth. The result is a place of rare beauty. The last legislature passed a law that whatever county secured the location must donate 160 acres of land. If the citizens of this county will buy that part of the Barnes farm the state will be glad to buy the remainder.... It is estimated that there are 6,000 cases of consumption in Kansas. There are an average of three deaths a day in the state. Consumption is both a preventable and a curable disease. The state is just beginning to comprehend its responsibility and when it awakes thoroughly it is going to do the work right."
  • "One of the smaller industries of Lawrence, the Lawrence Barrel Works, was completely destroyed this morning by a fire which broke out shortly after 10 o'clock. The cause of the fire is not known. The fire chief thought it might have been caused from the ashes of a cigar which was being smoked by one of the workers in the building about one-half hour before the fire broke out."


LadyJ 4 years, 8 months ago

I don't think it ever was built in Vinland. I do see that there was one built in Norton about that time.

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