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August 31st, 2009

Myths & Legends of Fergus Falls State Hospital

Fergus Falls State Hospital
The Otter Tail County Historical Society in Minnesota will be hosting an event titled Myths and Legends: Stories from the Fergus Falls State Hospital. It will be held on the grounds of the abandoned facility at 5:30PM on September 4th, September 18th and October 16th. The event coincides with an exhibit at the historical society’s museum also titled Myths and Legends which deals with lore from the entire county, but includes stories and equipment from the state hospital. Attending the event will cost $5. More information is available here and here.

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Discussion

  1. Laurie September 19, 2009, 7:35 am

    I attended this and it was wonderful! So much information and interesting stories. I’d like to do more research on this beautiful, old piece of history.

  2. Dave Dahle February 28, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I’d like to learn a bit more about the hospital myself – particularly which power company served them prior to 1953 – whether they were one of Otter Tail Power’s few “industrial” customers within Fergus Falls or if they were the largest account on the former Fergus Falls municipal power utility’s system.

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