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Life at the Sanitarium

What’s now known as the Peterson Park Gymnastics Center served as the backdrop for this 1920s-era patriotic pageant of young tuberculosis patients. Although the interior was gutted to accommodate the gymnasium, the exterior looks exactly the same today. The building … Continue reading

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A Job in the Microbiology Lab

A guest post by Susan Cachel During the summer of 1968, I was employed in the Microbiology Lab at the Municipal TB Sanitarium. Dr. Robert Thompson {editor’s note: Governor James Thompson’s father}, the head of the lab and a very … Continue reading

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