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Between 1854 and 1929 orphans from New York City and other places out east sent nearly 150,000 children to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest.

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It is estimated that some 1500 children came through the Sparta Depot in that time frame....

Between 1854 and 1929 orphans from New York City and other places out east sent nearly 150,000 children to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest.

Between 1854 and 1929 orphans from New York City and other places out east sent nearly 150,000 children to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest.

Between 1854 and 1929 orphans from New York City and other places out east sent nearly 150,000 children to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest.

It is estimated that some 1500 children came through the Sparta Depot in that time frame....

All hoping that they would find a family....

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Between 1854 and 1929 orphans from New York City and other places out east sent nearly 150,000 children to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest.

All hoping that they would find a family....

Between 1854 and 1929 orphans from New York City and other places out east sent nearly 150,000 children to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest.

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It is estimated that some 1500 children came through the Sparta Depot in that time frame....

All hoping that they would find a family....

All hoping that they would find a family....

All hoping that they would find a family....

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Opened in 1885 and closed in 1976 by Govenor Lucey, who closed the facility and had the fencing ripped out and put around his executive mansion in Madison.

Some of the children ended up at the Wisconsin Childrens Center The center was home for orphaned, abandoned or needy.

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Some of the children ended up at the Wisconsin Childrens Center The center was home for orphaned, abandoned or needy.

Opened in 1885 and closed in 1976 by Govenor Lucey, who closed the facility and had the fencing ripped out and put around his executive mansion in Madison.

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Some of the children ended up at the Wisconsin Childrens Center The center was home for orphaned, abandoned or needy.

Image is not available
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Opened in 1885 and closed in 1976 by Govenor Lucey, who closed the facility and had the fencing ripped out and put around his executive mansion in Madison.

Some of the children ended up at the Wisconsin Childrens Center The center was home for orphaned, abandoned or needy.

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Opened in 1885 and closed in 1976 by Govenor Lucey, who closed the facility and had the fencing ripped out and put around his executive mansion in Madison.

Some of the children ended up at the Wisconsin Childrens Center The center was home for orphaned, abandoned or needy.

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Opened in 1885 and closed in 1976 by Govenor Lucey, who closed the facility and had the fencing ripped out and put around his executive mansion in Madison.

This is the same building we call today, "The House of Shadows"

The children were kept in the buildings that were called the "hospital" which were used more to isolate the children who had become sick, more than it was able to treat them, it did however perform medical attention including "minor sugeries"....

All incoming children were required to have a physical examination and were kept isolated from the rest of the children for two weeks.....

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All incoming children were required to have a physical examination and were kept isolated from the rest of the children for two weeks.....

The children were kept in the buildings that were called the "hospital" which were used more to isolate the children who had become sick, more than it was able to treat them, it did however perform medical attention including "minor sugeries"....

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All incoming children were required to have a physical examination and were kept isolated from the rest of the children for two weeks.....

The children were kept in the buildings that were called the "hospital" which were used more to isolate the children who had become sick, more than it was able to treat them, it did however perform medical attention including "minor sugeries"....

The children were kept in the buildings that were called the "hospital" which were used more to isolate the children who had become sick, more than it was able to treat them, it did however perform medical attention including "minor sugeries"....

This is the same building we call today, "The House of Shadows"

All incoming children were required to have a physical examination and were kept isolated from the rest of the children for two weeks.....

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All incoming children were required to have a physical examination and were kept isolated from the rest of the children for two weeks.....

The children were kept in the buildings that were called the "hospital" which were used more to isolate the children who had become sick, more than it was able to treat them, it did however perform medical attention including "minor sugeries"....

This is the same building we call today, "The House of Shadows"

This is the same building we call today, "The House of Shadows"

This is the same building we call today, "The House of Shadows"


"Wisconsin Ghost Investigators" were asked to come to sparta.

and over 320 children who perished at the Wisconsin Children's Center,

Because of these events,

figures would move mysteriously through the location

lights would go on and off mysteriously

Voices of people were heard, some calling for "mommy"

It was the first place that workers first witnessed supernatual events.

Between the two buildings there were tunnels for the steam pipes to run.

Between the two buildings there were tunnels for the steam pipes to run.

It was the first place that workers first witnessed supernatual events.

Voices of people were heard, some calling for "mommy"

lights would go on and off mysteriously

figures would move mysteriously through the location

Because of these events,

and over 320 children who perished at the Wisconsin Children's Center,


"Wisconsin Ghost Investigators" were asked to come to sparta.

Between the two buildings there were tunnels for the steam pipes to run.

It was the first place that workers first witnessed supernatual events.

Voices of people were heard, some calling for "mommy"

lights would go on and off mysteriously

figures would move mysteriously through the location

Because of these events,

and over 320 children who perished at the Wisconsin Children's Center,


"Wisconsin Ghost Investigators" were asked to come to sparta.

It was the first place that workers first witnessed supernatual events.

Between the two buildings there were tunnels for the steam pipes to run.

It was the first place that workers first witnessed supernatual events.

Voices of people were heard, some calling for "mommy"

lights would go on and off mysteriously

figures would move mysteriously through the location

Because of these events,

and over 320 children who perished at the Wisconsin Children's Center,


"Wisconsin Ghost Investigators" were asked to come to sparta.

Between the two buildings there were tunnels for the steam pipes to run.

Between the two buildings there were tunnels for the steam pipes to run.

Unexplained events investigators found included:

Odors that lasted only a few seconds

Winds would come through with no windows or ventilation

A Cam Corder that for no reason lost all power,
it then turned back on as if nothing happend

A walkie talkie in which the battery was removed...

which then began to have voices come through it.

Multiple Electronic Voice Phenomenon's recorded by several groups

Unexplained drops in temperature making it colder than the outside temperature.

One investigator commented, "I get the impression that the site has a character all of it's own."

Unexplained events investigators found included:

Odors that lasted only a few seconds

Winds would come through with no windows or ventilation

A Cam Corder that for no reason lost all power,
it then turned back on as if nothing happend

A walkie talkie in which the battery was removed...

which then began to have voices come through it.

Multiple Electronic Voice Phenomenon's recorded by several groups

Unexplained drops in temperature making it colder than the outside temperature.

One investigator commented, "I get the impression that the site has a character all of it's own."

Unexplained events investigators found included:

Odors that lasted only a few seconds

Winds would come through with no windows or ventilation

A Cam Corder that for no reason lost all power,
it then turned back on as if nothing happend

A walkie talkie in which the battery was removed...

which then began to have voices come through it.

Multiple Electronic Voice Phenomenon's recorded by several groups

Unexplained drops in temperature making it colder than the outside temperature.

One investigator commented, "I get the impression that the site has a character all of it's own."

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