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UER Forum > US: Great Lakes > S. MN Epileptic Farming Colony (Viewed 629 times)
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S. MN Epileptic Farming Colony
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The state of Minnesota used to operate many schools for the "feeble minded", or "imbeciles" as they were called in the day. A lot of the schools went through many name changes and some even acquired the title "asylum".
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school owned and operated two different Farms. The North Farm and the South Farm. Some of the higher functioning occupants of the school were placed on these Farms. The South Farm was a colony of epileptics. It was established around 1914, and its use was discontinued sometime in the sixties. One of the barn buildings is still standing today, the cottage where they used to live has been reduced to a portion of foundation. The Cellar in the hill is still there. Many other foundations and Bricks can be found on the site. My favorite feature is the large retaining wall that used to sit out front of the cottage.




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< Reply # 1 on 10/20/2018 8:23 PM >
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Nice, I like the history you added.




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Nice, I like the history you added.


Good first post.
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This is good! True ruins




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I've been here!and didnt know much about it thanks for adding a history, nice post




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Yea, I agree and wish more posts came with this kind of a story (although that would provably invite the attention of tourists and authorities).

Thanks for sharing!




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Yea, I agree and wish more posts came with this kind of a story (although that would provably invite the attention of tourists and authorities).

Thanks for sharing!


Its been a while since ive checked this thread. THank you all for looking and reading! I am a huge history nerd. I feel like locations are much more significant when they have a story. And luckily, every location has a story, you just gotta find it. I try not to give out too many crucial details when telling the story. this place is incredibly well known here, and it is on state wildlife land. So people come and go all the time.




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Great first post! The history of mental health treatment in America has a... checkered history, to put it lightly. It's good to see these places remembered, if only to serve as a reminder of the part of our collective past few want to remember.




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Great first post! The history of mental health treatment in America has a... checkered history, to put it lightly. It's good to see these places remembered, if only to serve as a reminder of the part of our collective past few want to remember.




I found out one of my great aunts was a patient at one of these hospitals in MN and ive been hooked ever since. not to mention, i live around the corner from the state school that used to be the center of our town. its a prison now. so no exploring for me. my uncle used to work in custodial there. hes challenged when it comes to communication, but he tried to help me find the tunnels and ruins that right outside the current prisons property. so when summer comes, im going tunnel hunting! hopefully his memory hasnt failed us hahaha




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