State Hospital cemetery tour is Friday [UPDATED]Published 9:42am Thursday, June 20, 2013 Updated 11:48am Thursday, June 20, 2013
Join the Otter Tail County Historical Society for a tour of the Fergus Falls State Hospital cemetery on 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 21.
Less than a month after the hospital opened in August, 1890, a 67 year old patient died and became the first person buried in the cemetery.
From this burial to the last one in 1968, over 3,200 people were laid to rest in the state hospital cemetery.
Meet in the back lot of the Fergus Falls Veterans Home. The tour will then proceed to the cemetery. The walk is lengthy, so wear comfortable shoes. Admission is $6. For more information contact the historical society at 218-736-6038 or visit www.otchs.org. No registration is needed.