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The Leper Colony in Carville, Louisiana


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.






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heypaul
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Louisiana Proud





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the buildings are still there, not sure if there are any of those bumpy people left there





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Etiger83
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thought they moved that shite to the old Summit hospital years ago?????





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It very well mught be in existence. But, I would be willing to bet a million dollars that the only reason your friend knew about it was from watching House.

That's actually exactly how they phrased it too - "last one in the continental US."






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the buildings are still there, not sure if there are any of those bumpy people left there



He told me there were still 15 or so living lepers there. I had never heard that before today. Just found it interesting if true is all.






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They forced the remaining patients into careers as political consultants for the Democratic Party.





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But, I would be willing to bet a million dollars that the only reason your friend knew about it was from watching House.



National guard drills actually. He had to go to Carville for the first time this past weekend.






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LSUTigerBait07
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They have or had a nine hole golf course too. I learned to play there along time ago


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Any Lepers still there?


yes, they were given the option to stay






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It's been converted to a bed and breakfast.





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Leprosy was an underrated disease, IMO





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stout
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They have or had a nine hole gold course too.


He told me that and said as long as lepers are there that the national guard/state has to maintain it for them.






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stout
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yes, they were given the option to stay



Guess they were untreatable even after treatment was discovered?






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Rebel
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They have or had a nine hole golf course too.


I heard it cost an arm and a leg to play.








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Racis





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stout
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I heard it cost an arm and a leg to play.


I knew this was coming






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LSUTigerBait07
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re: The Leper Colony in Carville, Louisiana


I remember it being in about the same conidition of city park. It didn't have a club house just a old lady that had a bunch of golf carts in her back yard.





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tgrbaitn08
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it closed in 1999

LINK



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G Vice
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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.






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