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Myths & Legends: Stories from State Hospital

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"Wednesday afternoon's train on the Great Northern road had attached a special car from the St. Peter asylum, and in the car were 80 lunatics, the first detachment that has arrived from the other asylums."

With this announcement in the July 31, 1890 Fergus Falls Weekly Journal, the Fergus Falls State Hospital received its first patients. For over 100 years thousands of people entered the State Hospital generating myths and legends that will remain for generations.

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