The years following the change from Tri-State Sanitarium to Tri-State Hospital in 1929 were filled with challenges and opportunities for Drs. Willis and Knighton along with other Tri-State physicians and surgeons. First came the Great Depression of the 1930 and then the War Years of the 1940s. Many younger doctors served in the military while the older ones were fighting the battle on the home front. Their biographies are the history of their Time and Willis-Knighton Health Systems very earliest years.

Tri-State Hospital Expands 1929-1950


The first expansion of Tri-State Hospital  began in 1929 and almost doubled the capacity of the previous Tri-State Sanitarium.  Over the next two decades, there would be other changes and improvements despite the difficulties caused by the Depression of the 1930's and World War Two.

Location in Museum

Talbot Museum Digital Archive


circa 1930-1950

100 Years