Utica’s Pioneering 1843 Mental Health Facility


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The Historians LogoThis week “The Historians” podcast features Dennis Webster, author of Old Main: New York State Lunatic Asylum in Utica, N.Y. . (North Country Books, 2015) Opened in 1843, Old Main was the first insane asylum in New York State and the second one in the nation. Listen at “The Historians” online archive.

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