A1

People lined up in an 'A1' formation. In other birds eye scenes, they appear to be cadets or soldiers marching in formation.
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@ 2009-01-12 13:28:58
Google Maps labels this area "Willard State Hospital".

By 1950, New York operated 30 state hospitals with more than 120,000 patients. Willard's census reached an all-time high of 4,076 in 1955, and conditions within the institutions were harsh.  In the mid-1950s, state hospitals began to use newly developed antipsychotic drugs to control patients crammed into ever-tighter living quarters.  In the early 1970s, political and economic factors including new laws that promoted patients' rights and forbade unpaid patient labor resulted in a shift away from long-term institutionalization.   The facility was again renamed, becoming Willard Psychiatric Center.  By 1974, Willard's census had declined to less than a thousand, and the patient population dwindled to a few hundred by the time the facility closed in 1995. More than 50,000 patients were admitted to Willard during its 126-year history, and nearly half of those died there.

http://suitcaseexhibit.org/indexhasflash.html
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@ 2009-01-12 13:32:12
There's a 'WDTC' reference in the grass. (I misread this as WOTC at first.) It's the Willard Drug Treatment Center.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Drug_Treatment_Center
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@ 2009-01-12 13:40:47
Heh. No wonder their formation is a little raggedy.