Minnesota

Fergus Falls State Hospital

Submitted by Mike on Sat, 07/21/2012 - 15:15

History: 

In the late 1880's, overcrowding at Minnesota's two main psychiatric facilities prompted the state to begin looking at the construction of a third. The legislature passed a bill allocating $24,280 for the purchase of 596 acres of land, and a further $70,000 for construction of the required buildings.