|Mon 12/11/00 8:43 PM
Dear Poorhouse Lady and Readers of The POORHOUSE
In just a few days a very controversial
decision will have to be made by our (Marshall) County Council to
uphold the County Commissioners vote to phase out our county home, one
of only about 30 left in our state. I was responsible for listing the
home on the National Register earlier this year in hopes that it would
possibly save the 1892 Mahurin structure.
It is unfortunate really-- the home is in very good
condition and the 38 residents very well taken care of. I am
afraid this grand structure has a date with the wrecking ball in a few
One county commissioner even went so far as to have
the boundary of the cemetery removed. It is now farmed over. I am sure
they want an open piece of ground for development. These individuals
should be given the same dignity we ascribe to others.
I know that we have records of the individuals buried
in the now lost county farm cemetery.
Kurt Garner email@example.com
Wythougan Valley Preservation Council