Saturday, December 3, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 3

December 3, 1916 – Dr. Robinson Bosworth, secretary of the Minnesota State Health Association; President Frank Wells of the Moorhead Normal School, and Dr. O. J. Hagen of Moorhead, addressed more than 1,500 persons who attended the opening of the Clay-Becker County Tuberculosis Sanatorium near Lake Park, Minn., today.

Clay-Becker County Tuberculosis Sanatorium1

The joint county hospital, built to house and care for 32 tubercular patients, was constructed at a cost of $52,000.

Shortly after opening, the name was changed to the Sand Beach Sanatorium

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “New Tuberculosis Sanatorium Opens. Clay-Becker County Hospital Cost $52,000—Will House Thirty-two Patients.”; Dec. 4, 1916; p. 3.


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