Sioux San Hospital

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It began in 1898 as a boarding school for Native Americans, but was turned into a sanitarium in 1933. In 1939 it was converted to a hospital for Native Americans with TB; then in the 1960s, it closed and stayed empty for a time. Currently it is a hospital. Reports say locals are trying to prevent the historic building from beimg demolished to make way for a newer medical complex. There are many graves on the premises, some umnmarked, and some troubled years at the place saw lots of death and rampant disease. Folks reports sounds of crying children and even their apparitions on floor 3.

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3200 Canyon Lake Dr
Rapid City, SD
United States

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44.0758097, -103.27139820000002
Pennington County, South Dakota
Nearest Towns:
Rapid City, SD (2.0 mi.)
Colonial Pine Hills, SD (5.2 mi.)
Blackhawk, SD (5.5 mi.)
Rapid Valley, SD (6.3 mi.)
Ashland Heights, SD (8.2 mi.)
Johnson Siding, SD (8.3 mi.)
Green Valley, SD (8.4 mi.)
Summerset, SD (8.7 mi.)
Box Elder, SD (10.4 mi.)
Piedmont, SD (12.2 mi.)


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  1. I stayed at Sioux san on the west wing for a month I didn’t know the employees left by midnight and I never heard anything or seen anything and at the time there was only three of us there

  2. It was never never school for native Americans.. Children were ripped from their Families and forced at this sick location. It was never ever a hospital for Native American people with TB. It was a sanitarium for Native American people to be used as Guinea pigs to find a cure for tuberculosis for The rest of the country

  3. The old hospital is gone, replaced by a new modern facility. Torn down carelessly by those who would rather erase the past. I doubt the hauntings will stop.

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