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Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

TB Tent Cottages

 
 
TB Tent Cottages Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. TB Tent Cottages Marker
Inscription. On these terraces were located 40 – 70 tent cottages that housed ambulatory tuberculosis patients between 1900 and 1963. These two man cottages had roll up canvas sides that were kept open for the fresh air regarded as essential to curing tuberculosis. More permanent wood frame cottages later replaced the tents. This aerial photo shows the later wood frame cottages as well as the fort behind you and the CCC camp across the Rio Bonito.

‘Since early in my assignment to duty at Fort Stanton, I have been an ardent advocate of the tent as a dwelling for consumptives. I began the experiment with 2 or 3 patients and it was such a success that I now have over 50 patients in tents.’

Dr. P.M. Carrington, Medical Officer in Charge
1900 – 1907

 
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
 
Location. 33° 29.638′ N, 105° 31.533′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Kit Carson Road near State Road 220, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is directly across the street from the Fort Stanton Historic site Museum and Visitor's Center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stanton NM 88323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
TB Tent Cottage image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
2. TB Tent Cottage
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hospital Administration (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks / Dining Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Guardhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Community House (within shouting distance of this marker); Buildings 17 - 20 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Hospital (about 400 feet away); Officer’s Quarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stanton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of an impressive complement of bronze markers with photo etchings which describe the extensive physical remains of historic Fort Stanton, New Mexico
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 22, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesScience & Medicine
 
Entrance to Fort Stanton Historic Site on NM Rt 220 image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
3. Entrance to Fort Stanton Historic Site on NM Rt 220
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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