“My only regret was that we didn’t take her there sooner.” Lavinia Goodell, June 19, 1878 In early July 1877, Lavinia Goodell committed her mother to the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane. The institution, now known as Mendota Mental Health Institute, is located on Lake Mendota, on the north side of Madison. Lavinia’s JulyContinue reading →

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