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By Bill Stevenson and Jullene Sager
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax's haunted hospital

Past and future of St. Ignatius

 

October 28, 2021

Val Gregory | Submitted

The interior of the former hospital makes a perfect setting for ghost tours of the Colfax Haunted Hospital.

COLFAX - Ghosts are the only tenants of the St. Ignatius Hospital and their home is getting renovated.

The hospital was built in 1893.

The first patient had pneumonia and was joined ten more patients in a month. Only three were released, according to the Colfax Haunted Hospital website.

The first death was F. E. Martin in June of 1893. He succumbed to his injuries after being crushed between two railroad cars.

"He is just one of the ghosts known to walk the halls."

He has company in Sister Johanna. She died in 1929 and remained to comfort dying patients. The people reporting to see her we...



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