North Valley State Sanatorium

North Valley was established in August 1901 and sits atop the Green Ridge Mountains of south-central Virginia. It went under the name of White Oak Camp from 1901-1907 & housed three patients. Conditions were crude as the first patients lived in an unheated barn and few remained there long. By 1907, capacity had expanded to about thirty patients who paid $1 per week which covered all expenses except laundry. The Hospital retained many of the same rules and regulations of previous years with more critical patients being housed in Unit 1. Despite the amount of daily activity at the sanatorium, signs were visible that it’s time as a tuberculosis facility had passed and in 1963, the sanatorium newsletter ‘Spunk’ produced its final edition. In 1965, the sanatorium became the North Valley Geriatric Center and in February 1966, the Department of Health announced its intent to phase out tuberculosis treatment at the sanitarium to focus more on geriatric patients being housed in mental hospitals.

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is a private national four-year liberal arts college founded in 1832, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, adjacent to the famous battlefield. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Bullets. Gettysburg College has about 2,600 students, with roughly equal numbers of men and women. Gettysburg students come from 40 states and 35 countries. The school is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.


Lutheran Seminary

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is America's oldest Lutheran Seminary. The institution was founded in 1826 by Samuel Simon Schmucker, a leading Pennsylvania abolitionist, and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The seminary gives its name to the geographical feature, Seminary Ridge, which was the site of fierce fighting on the first day of the battle, July 1, 1863. The building, as well as adjacent homes of the professors, was used for weeks after the battle as a temporary field hospital before its last patients were moved to the Camp Letterman military hospital. The building now houses the Adams County Historical Society while they build a new structure north of Gettysburg. Since the Civil War, the Seminary has substantially increased in size, and over a dozen buildings were erected after the war. Scattered throughout the grounds of the Seminary are markers related to the battles, as well as several artillery pieces that approximate the location of several batteries.





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