Old handwritten messages discovered in former state hospital

Mar 25, 2013

Workers found various written messages from the late 1800 to 1970s behind the wall of former Traverse City State Hospital.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Recently, workers at the site of the former Traverse City State Hospital made a series of curious discoveries.  After pulling down old plaster from the walls of a former women’s dormitory, they found dozens of handwritten messages beneath.  A few were over a century old.  Ian Jones, director of Marketing and Communications for Traverse City’s Munson Medical Center,  talks about these mysterious findings.