Norwood Health Center is a mental health facility in Wisconsin.
It can trace it’s beginnings back to 1910 when it started as Wood County Insane Asylum
By 1930 it had well over 200 patients with a variety of disabilities.
They were self sufficient and ran a very large farm with over 1000 acres.
The first superintendent of the facility was L.E. Gilson , he was a very intelligent and caring man. He treated all the patients as if they were his sons and daughters.
Once the main facility was built to house all the patients Mr. Gilson drew up the plans and had all the other buildings on the farm built by himself and the patients.
People told him this was not possible because the patients lacked the brains to do it, but he told them that was his problem and... [ Read more...