TB Tent Cottages

TB Tent Cottages (HM1LZT)

Location: Fort Stanton, NM 88323 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 29.638', W 105° 31.533'

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On these terraces were located 40 - 70 tent cottages that housed ambulatory tuberculosis patients between 1900 and 1963. These two man cottages had roll up canvas sides that were kept open for the fresh air regarded as essential to curing tuberculosis. More permanent wood frame cottages later replaced the tents. This aerial photo shows the later wood frame cottages as well as the fort behind you and the CCC camp across the Rio Bonito.
'Since early in my assignment to duty at Fort Stanton, I have been an ardent advocate of the tent as a dwelling for consumptives. I began the experiment with 2 or 3 patients and it was such a success that I now have over 50 patients in tents.'

Dr. P.M. Carrington, Medical Officer in Charge
1900 - 1907
Year Placed2014
Placed ByFort Stanton Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 6:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 451180 N 3706173
Decimal Degrees33.49396667, -105.52555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.638', W 105° 31.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 38.28" N, 105° 31' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Billy the Kid Trail, Fort Stanton NM 88323, US
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