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1917

Legislature established the West Virginia State Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium

Other events that happened on or around 1917

Jan 31, 1919

Dr. B. A. Crichlow was named superintendent of the Denmar Hospital and the sanitarium received its first patients

1938

Ground was broken in Pocahontas County for a new three-story building which became known as Denmar Hospital

Jan, 1939

Patients were moved into the new Denmar Hospital facility

Other events that happened on or around January, 1939

Feb 22, 1940

Denmar Hospital's second superintendent Dr. Samuel J. Bampfield died

1952

A wing to the Denmar Hospital building was completed

Other events that happened on or around 1952

1957

Denmar was converted to state hospital for the chronically ill

Other events that happened on or around 1957

1990

Denmar Hospital was closed

Other events that happened on or around 1990

1993

Denmar was reopened as a prison


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