Old Post Hospital
Fort Dodge, Kansas
Santa Fe Trail
GPS: 37-43-57N/099-56-13W

Post Hospital Fort Dodge Kansas
"Pershing Barracks Post Hospital"

     This is one of the few remaining old buldings still remaining at Fort Dodge, Kansas. This was the Hospital built in 1867 anyway that is what the plaque on the front of it says. This building is now being used as a doctor office. Fort Dodge was founded in 1864, and now is the Kansas Soldiers Home.

     During the first two years, the hospital at Fort Dodge, Kansas was a "good building, roofed with earth" After a stone quarry was opened five miles from the post in 1867, the post hospital was described as a one-story stone structure which was completed in February 1868. Surgeons Charles S. De Graw and William S. Tremaine were not favorably impressed with the floor plan of the hospital.

     The 1882 Frederick Dent Sharp inspection of Fort Dodge reported the hospital as a stone building with a shingle roof, measuring 97 x 40 x 12ft. The ward had a capacity of 12 beds.

Fort Dodge Hospital Plaque

Fort Dodge Hospital Marker

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