Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Sunday, August 27, 2017
I found this at an estate sale after digging through mounds of papers. It illustrates that Dr. S. D. Jacobson was the superintendent in 1963 and that visiting hours were rather limited. The patient P. Lane was assigned to Ward D-4 and while I have no information on the person, obviously, I also picked up some photographs at the same sale which feature a man named Rick Lane.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
|Detroit Free Press, July 30, 1932|
Saturday, August 12, 2017
|Detroit Free Press, April 16, 1917|
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
While fixing broken links on the blog, that were precipitated by Blogger's storage limitations back in the day which forced users to host their photos on outside sources lest they reach maximum storage and be prevented from uploading more, I came across this and a handful or so of other documents that I once possessed. Being wise I sold them on eBay, likely to some self-aggrandizing FOE member who put them in a safe where nobody will ever see them again except for 80-year-old eyes who still believe in the sham values of FDR. Anyway, I scanned them for public perusal and probably used the money to buy my kid some Pokemon cards. Which, I believe, in 30 years will have 10x the value of this relic and others of its ilk.
The document itself is short and was a scribbled note for Superintendent E. O. Bennett concerning either the Richmond case or a Mr. Richmond Case at Harper Hospital. There was a prominent book-binder named Arouet Richmond who went insane in 1888 and likely was sent to the Pontiac Insane Asylum, so that's a possibility since it fits in the time frame offered on the document of it being written in the 1880s.
Friday, July 21, 2017
|Detroit Free Press, October 17, 1931 (enlarge)|
Two Communist inmates on a 3 day pass hatched a plot, began to assemble a bomb across the street from Henry Ford's home and in the exact spot where an eccentric man had left his shoes to go for a nice November walk in the fields nearby. When Joseph Toms returned from his walk he discovered the bomb and notified police.
The men, Frank Baker and Roy Goodwin, eventually confessed and were shipped to Ionia for 4-5 years. Although they never confessed to the dynamiting of the tunnel on October 6th it seems likely that they were behind the attack.