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Fort Richardson Calavry Hospital - Jacksboro, TX, US
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses
N 33° 12.442 W 098° 09.863
14S E 577877 N 3674587
Quick Description: Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway, located northwest of Fort Worth in Jack County.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2016 6:50:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMTET5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Fort Richardson received National Historic Landmark status. Seven of the original fifty-five structures have been restored, including the imposing post hospital, a handsome construction featuring eighteen-inch thick sandstone walls and a wood frame veranda completely encircling the first floor. The hospital contains a kitchen, dining rooms, washrooms, a dispensary, surgeon’s office, and two large wards for patients. Although designed to patch up soldiers wounded in battle, records show that hospital staff treated more illnesses and saw more deaths caused by bad water, spoiled food, alcoholism, and venereal diseases than battle wounds. You can take a tour of the hospital and grounds among the restored structures, including the somewhat macabre pairing of the hospital with its only out-building – the morgue, complete with wooden coffin.

Marker # 2010
Location: Fort Richardson State Historical Park
City: Jacksboro
Marker Erected: 1965
228 State Park Road 61 Jacksboro, TX 76458

Name of War: Texas Indian War

Type of Documentation: Historic Marker/Interpretive

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