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Spencer State Hospital

On May 7, 1887, the West Virginia legislature passed an act appropriating funds for the construction of Spencer State Hospital.

Learn more:
Act Appropriating Funds for Construction of Spencer State Hospital
Roane County Court Record on Sale of Land for Spencer State Hospital
Blue Book Summary of Spencer State Hospital
"State Hospital story began on a note of hope" (Spencer State Hospital)
"New mental health trends lead to changes at Spencer" (Spencer State Hospital)
"The struggle is won...and lost" (Spencer State Hospital)

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