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Posted on 07/06/2014 2:11:01 PM PDT by Salvation
Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls'
SALEM, Ore. (AP) They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.
One of the abandoned wings of the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon.
Discovered a decade ago at the decrepit Oregon State Hospital, where "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed, the remains became a symbol of the state's and the nation's dark history of treating the mentally ill. A research effort to unearth the stories of those who moved through the hospital's halls, and to reunite the remains with surviving relatives, takes center stage Monday as officials dedicate a memorial to those once-forgotten patients.
"No one wants to be laid to rest without some kind of acknowledgement that they were here, that they contributed, ... ___ Online: List of unclaimed remains: http://1.usa.gov/1mplzr1
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Good point, I hadn’t drawn that parallel. But it’s sure there.
Funny you should say it looks like a dorm. Before there was Cal State University Channel Islands, there was Camarillo State Hospital. I have not been there, but the school website has lovely pictures. I wonder if the current students have any idea what the premises used to be.
Three geese in a flock.
One flew east, one flew west,
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.
O-U-T spells OUT,
Goose swoops down and plucks you out.
Ah. The Kesey book. Kesey hated the movie and wouldn’t watch it after his screen play was squashed. I loved the movie. Liked the book ok too but different. The book was from the perspective of chief Broom.
Oh Well....”You’re either on the bus or off it”.
Please take me off the list....Oregon Rancher