December 11, 2012
The Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium was established in 1909 about three miles south of Booneville (Logan County). Once fully established, the sanatorium was the relocation center for all white Arkansans with tuberculosis. By the time the facility was closed in 1973, it had treated more than 70,000 patients. Shown here is an interior view of one of the wards at the sanatorium.