<<Rev. Samuel Adair was influential in starting the state’s first “insane asylum,” a sanctuary for mentally ill patients. The facility was constructed on land where John Brown once herded cattle. Boston Architect John Gideon Haskel, also a distinguished Union Quarter Master, designed and built the asylum after serving in the 3rd Kansas Volunteers. Mental Health Reformer Dorothea Dix visited the hospital in 1869. The facility still functions as a widely recognized model of mental rehabilitation and service. The D.O. Bacon Art Gallery in the administration building is worth a visit. Driven mad by the Kansas sun, Bacon was a patient in 1900. Supplied with brush and paint, he recreated scenes from his life on the walls of his room.>>
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