Title

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta was conceived as the Togus Spring

Authors

Richard Grant

Source

Down East

Date

5-1-2009

Pages

62-63, 82-88

Abstract

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta was conceived as the Togus Springs health resort in the 1850s, but it was soon transformed into a facility for wounded Civil War veterans, making it the oldest veterans' facility in the nation. A new nine-story hospital opened in 1933, and other buildings followed. The tree-lined campus contains a cemetery for veterans of many conflicts. The author comments on the feeling a visitor has of being welcomed and cared-for. With details on the modern incarnation of Togus.

Subjects

U S Veterans Administration Center Togus

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