Traverse City State Hospital (Postcards of America) (Loose Leaf)

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This collection of mailable vintage-photograph postcards douments the rich history of Northern Michigan Asylum, which opened in 1885 and was known during most of its years as Traverse City State Hospital. It was run during its first decades by Dr. James Decker Munson, who left his legacy in the landscaped grounds and the medical center that today bears his name. Traverse City State Hospital served the mental health needs of a large part of Michigan for 104 years until its closure in 1989, housing a population as large as 3,000 in its many buildings.This book traces the history of this great institution, from the local and mental health context in which it was founded, through its growth, development, and decline, and finally to its renovation and preservation as a vital part of the Traverse City community.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467102728
ISBN-10: 1467102725
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 11th, 2018
Pages: 15
Language: English
Series: Postcards of America