Minnesota History Center

I could not have written Open Window: The Lake Julia TB Sanatorium, a Community Created by Tuberculosis without the information I obtained from records at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The photo above is a portion of a page listing patients’ mothers’ information. At the History Center, I was able to obtain copies…

The Lake Julia TB Sanatorium

Photo: Bemidji Boys’ Band entertains the patients. James Ghostley collection The Lake Julia TB Sanatorium, located near Puposky, Minnesota, operated from 1916 through 1952, serving patients in the area who had tuberculosis. At first, female employees lived in the Sanatorium, but later, a nurses’ home was built next door to house them. That meant the…