Today’s TOTALLY 1880s moment is a BIG (or little?!) one! Little Red, the first cure cottage at Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium (later renamed Trudeau Sanatorium), was built in 1884! The facility officially opened the next year; this marked the beginning of a 70-year history of patients coming from all over the world to seek a cure for tuberculosis. Little Red has survived as a symbol of the work begun by Dr. E. L. Trudeau and the legacy of the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake.
Have you visited Little Red? You can take tours with us in the summer months! Learn more about its history on our wiki.
We’re halfway through our TOTALLY 1880s features and halfway through Winter Carnival! What will the next 5 days bring?
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