From 1866 to 1903

From 1866 to 1903

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...the building of a penitentiary at Fort Madison. Ten acres of land were secured and Amos Ladd was appointed superintendent of the building. The cost was estimated at $55,000, for a building which was to hold one hundred and thirty-eight convicts. The main building and the warden's house were completed in 1841. Additional buildings have been provided from time to time until the capacity of this Penitentiary has reached six hundred, supplying the requirements of the State for thirty-four years. In 1872 the Fourteenth General Assembly passed an act providing for the building of an additional penitentiary at Anamosa, where fifteen acres of ground were donated by the citizens. A building four hundred thirtyfour feet front by three hundred deep, containing four hundred ninety-six cells was erected. Workshops, warden's house, dining room, kitchen and laundry were constructed from stone quarried near the buildings, largely by the labor of convicts. COLLEGE FOR THE BLIND The College for the Blind was established in April, 1853, at Iowa City. In July, 1862, it was removed to the new building erected at Vinton. A competent oculist was employed and a liberal system of education adopted for this class of the unfortunate, many of them becoming selfsupporting after leaving the institution. In 1890 the Twenty-third General Assembly passed an act providing for an Industrial Home for the Blind, and the Commissioners appointed by the Governor located the institution at Knoxville. The building was completed and opened for inmates by January 1st, 1892. The object of the institution is to instruct the adult blind in some suitable trade or profession and to furnish a home for such as desire employment therein. Each inmate works at that occupation more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848446
  • 9781236848444