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The only thing that would have made this post even better is a link to see what the Pottanger Sanitorium looked like back in the day. The Canyon Crest neighborhood is nice, if somewhat bland and tract-like.
A neighbor talked me into going up there not long before it was torn down. Buildings were in bad shape, medical equipment left behind, files scattered all over the floor. Very creepy.
I wish there would of been a bigger fight to have kept it up and restored for something else to serve others. Joseph Elbert Pottenger was my husbands grandfather and the head Pathlogist and brother to Francis Marian Pottenger. The story on how the Pottenger Brothers joined together to fight to find a cure for this horrible disease at that time, tuberculosis, is truely an American Love Story. I am very proud to be married into the Pottenger Family and that my daughters will now pass this rich history onto their children. I hope one day to compile all the pictures I do have of the sanatorium grounds and post them on the internet.
Thank you for the stories.