stout Arizona Fan Unemployment line with Les Member since Sep 2006 132824 posts
The Leper Colony in Carville, LouisianaPosted by stout on 12/7/09 at 9:48 pm
Does it still exist? Someone told me today it is the last one in existence in the continental USA. Any Lepers still there? I had no idea these places still existed at all but Wiki has the one in Carville listed.
G Vice LSU Fan Lafayette, LA Member since Dec 2006 10540 posts Online
re: The Leper Colony in Carville, LouisianaPosted by G Vice on 12/7/09 at 9:57 pm to stout
There was an article on this several years ago in the paper.
I think it later became known as the Gillis Long Hansen's Disease Center, and there were just a few people left living there, as many had died off, and they were relocated to make better use of the facilities (which might have included shutting it all down).
It was a shame to see it close, because it really was community.....a place for those people to call home and have a life, where the outside world could not deal with them.