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Forum staff reports, Published May 06 2013

‘Myths & Legends’ tour May 17 in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Historical Society will host “Myths & Legends: Stories From the State Hospital” here at 5:30 p.m. May 17.

The tour starts in front of the 1890 West Detached ward. Storytellers will talk about the people, programs and events that compromise the hospital’s history.

The State Hospital dominated the cultural and economic landscape of the region for many years and developed a mystique and aura that separated it from the general population.

Those attending should park in the government services parking lot and walk to the western most part of the building. Admission is $6. Due to graphic content, the tour may not be suitable for young children.

For more information, call (218) 736-6038 or visit www.otchs.org.