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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lake Nebagamon in Douglas County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Evergreen Park Cottage Sanatorium

Evergreen Park Cottage Sanatorium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, August 15, 2012
1. Evergreen Park Cottage Sanatorium Marker
Inscription.  Here, in 1903, Dr. W.B. Hopkins, Cumberland, opened the first tuberculosis sanatorium in Wisconsin. He built an office and three one-story frame buildings with screen sides – the men’s ward, the women’s ward and a dining hall.

Hopkins treated tuberculosis cases here in summer. He wrote of the “pure air, day and night” and a program of close medical attention, good food and restrained exercise to keep the patient “cheerful and hopeful, temperate in all things.”

Weekly rates were $15, or a patient could build a little cabin on the grounds and get medical treatment for $10 monthly. Physicians volunteered their services, among them, Dr. F.G. Johnson, Lake Nebagamon.

Operating losses caused the sanatorium to be abandoned in 1905. It was a brave effort that stimulated inquiry into the treatment of tuberculosis in Wisconsin.
Erected 1966 by State Medical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 151.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
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In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 46° 30.91′ N, 91° 41.999′ W. Marker is in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route B and County Route F, on the right when traveling west on County Route B. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Nebagamon WI 54849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut (approx. 5.9 miles away); Brule River (approx. 5.9 miles away); Major Richard Ira Bong (approx. 6.6 miles away); Major "Dick" Bong (approx. 6.8 miles away); Brule-St. Croix Portage (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Brule St. Croix Portage (approx. 9.9 miles away); Brule–St. Croix Portage (approx. 14.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 114 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 9, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 11, 2023