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Akers, Missouri: Welch Spring Hospital Ruins

It looks like an abandoned jail out in the woods, but it was built as a hospital next to a natural spring.

Hwy K, Akers, MO
From Akers drive north on Hwy K for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto unmarked road. Follow signs for Welch Spring. Some hiking involved.
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Welch Spring Hospital Ruins

Doctor Diehl bought Welch Spring in 1913 and built a hospital on the site. The doctor believed in the healing properties of fresh air and clean water. Unfortunately the site was hard to get to in the early 1900s, and the hospital fell into disrepair. Its entrances have been barred.

[ZK, 11/16/2016]

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