Hopemont Photo provided by Dawn Blazier Webb.
Photo provided by Dawn Blazier Webb.
Hopemont Sanitarium - In 1911, the state Legislature funded a 60-bed sanitarium at Hopemont, which opened in 1912 in Terra Alta, Preston County. Hopemont was the state tuberculosis sanitarium from 1912 until 1965. It was located on farm land at a high altitude because low temperature and the high altitude were thought to help cure the TB patients. The location, called Snowy Creek, was in close proximity to the train, making the facility readily accessible.
Dawn Webb has submitted photos taken at Hopemont when her great-grandmother, Hazel Robey, was a patient at the facility circa 1934-1937. Most of these former patients and employees are probably deceased but, if not, there is no intent to invade their privacy. Rather, the purpose is provide these photos for relatives and also to provide some history of Hopemont.
|Al & Nace Zymobray|
|Alma Miller & Renatha Zymbroy, Patients|
|Anna Faulstick, Aug 1937; died at Hopemont 26 Nov 1937|
|Dr. E. E. Clovis, Hopemont Physician|
|Obit of Emma Jurgensen Mehen of Wheeling Island|
|Gang at Hopemont, Oct 1937|
|Gang When Miss Trismouth Took Charge - And Mock Wedding|
|(1) Hazel Robey (2) Hazel with Anna Faulstick, 1937.|
|(top) Gang at Hopemont, 1934 (bottom, kneeling) Mary Humphrey & Helen Weeda|
|Mansion at County House|
|Hazel, Melvin & Jane (daughter) Robey|
|Ms Betty, Nurse|
|The Gang & Work At Hopemont|
|Did This Nurse Once Work At Hopemont?|
Submitted by Dave Hyre.
|Hopemont Nurses - 1926|