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The Anadrosis Sanatorium was operated by "Dr." Conant, who treated patients with a sauna-bath treatment. R.T. Patten's description goes far afield here but is interesting nonetheless.
"Dwelling which shows through elm trees toward left is the old Parlin place, now owned by the American Woolen Company, and occupied by its agent, Thomas E. Greenway. Farther to the right is the Skowhegan Public Library, and to the right of the sanatorium is a very good view of Hotel Coburn. The dwelling still farther to the right, somewhat in the shade of the elm trees, is the old Farwell place.
"Charles Farrar Brown, who became famous as a humorist, under the name of Artemus Ward, once boarded there. The logs piled along the river bank are to supply the pulp mill which is beyond the right hand margin of the picture. The boiler house of that enterprise shows, however, and rising across it diagonally is the log or runway up which the sticks of timber were hauled."
~ Roland T. Patten Custodian of Historical Views, 1929"
About This Item
- Title: Anidrosis Sanatorium, Skowhegan, ca. 1885
- Creator: Independent Reporter
- Creation Date: circa 1885
- Subject Date: circa 1885
- Town: Skowhegan
- County: Somerset
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 12 cm
- Local Code: 156_148_5anadrosis2
- Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Kennebec River (Me.)
- Medical facilities--Maine--Skowhegan
- Patent medicines
- Ward, Artemus, 1834-1867--Homes and haunts--Maine--Skowhegan
- American Woolen Company
- boiler house
- elm trees
- Hotel Coburn
- old farwell Place
- old Parlin Place
- pulp mill
- Skowhegan Public Library
For more information about this item, contact:Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
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