Tuesday, December 26, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 26

December 26, 1917 – Red Cross knitting to occupy patients at the St. Peter State Hospital for the insane has changed one ward from the noisiest to the quietest in the institution, Miss M. J. Carey, in charge of Red Cross activities at the state institutions, reported today to the State Board of Control. About 25 patients at the St. Peter Hospital have knitted 191 sweaters for the soldiers and the local Red Cross chapter doesn’t want to lose their help through the organization of a separate chapter there.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Noisiest Insane Patients Become Quietest After Knitting for Red Cross”; Dec. 27, 1917; p. 5.

St. Peter State Hospital



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