Oakdale: The Lapeer State Home

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The Lapeer State Home has been a large part of the history of Lapeer County since its beginnings in 1895. After starting with three buildings and housing for 200 patients, the facility grew to encompass several hundred acres and, at its peak, accommodating over 4,000 patients. The history of the home includes a variety of memories from staff members, patients, and visitors who once walked its halls. Images of America: Oakdale: The Lapeer State Home provides a journey of this historic institution and attempts to bring some clarity to questions that remain about the home and its past.
ISBN: 9781467112437
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 176
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Laura Fromwiller and Jan Gillis are Lapeer County residents who work at the historic Marguerite deAngeli Library in Lapeer and have researched the Lapeer State Home for over 15 years. This book contains a compilation of materials and photographs that the authors have gathered, from community members and other sources, for the library's collection. Fromwiller has a master's degree in library and information science from Wayne State University, and Gillis has a baccalaureate in communications from the University of Washington.
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