A1

A1


Ovid, New York (NY), US
People lined up in an 'A1' formation. In other birds eye scenes, they appear to be cadets or soldiers marching in formation.
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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By: milwhcky

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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.

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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.

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