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Washtenaw County Poor House

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:17am

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The Washtenaw County Poor House, on Washtenaw near Platt, housed a variety of unfortunates, from the insane, handicapped, retarded, and injured, to the just plain down on their luck. An 1830 Michigan law required each county to have a poor house.

Read more in The County Poor House by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL001570

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