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 San could accept more patients. Male employees like my dad, Lee Hedglin, lived in the basement near the engine room. See more photos of the San in Open Window and read about the San’s beginnings in Chapter 6.