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Re: Chippewa County Info.
Posted by: Carol Powell (ID *****9811) Date: April 28, 2013 at 12:32:07
In Reply to: Chippewa County Info. by Barb Swearingen of 25799

In response to this in 1895 the state passed legislation to build a “Home for the Feeble-Minded” at Chippewa Falls, where “idiot” children could be placed
Before the 19th-century social reform movement, developmentally disabled people were relegated to almshouses and county poor farms where the "indigent, insane, epileptic and "idiotic" were housed together without regard to individual condition. In 1895, Wisconsin allocated $100,000 for the establishment of its first institution for the developmentally disabled. Located in Chippewa Falls on 600 acres of land offered by the city, the "Wisconsin Home for the Feebleminded" opened June 17, 1897.
Wisconsin State Asylums
Chippewa County Asylum, Chippewa Falls
The Wisconsin Home for the Feeble-Minded (Chippewa-Falls)

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