A LOOK BACK: The Michigan State Sanatorium
The Sanatorium - located in Howell - began in 1907 and closed in 1982. It was a hospital for tuberculosis patients from all over the country.
It was more than just a place to recover; it was home to many people as well. How much were patients charged? Only $7 a week!
After some years, the death rate of TB patients was down considerably; so the facility began accepting mentally ill patients and changed it's name to the Howell State Hospital.
Even though the place is torn down, people have their stories of the hauntings that went on there after the place closed down. Read some these at michiganotherside.com.
At any rate, click the video above and you'll see some great vintage photos of the place in the early 1900's...it's an extremely fascinating look another chuck of our local history. Check it out!