1956-1965

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  • 1955
    • Over 32 gallons of milk is used at the Home each day with savings of about $8,000 for milk alone. For the year the farm provides 4,225 dozen eggs, 4,810 pounds of beef, 2,590 pounds of veal, 960 pounds of chicken, and 11,695 pounds of pork. Additional products come from the garden.
    • The Home and Hospital are at capacity all year with a waiting list of only one.
    • The Grand Lodge passes a resolution to erect a Historical Marker for the Home
  • 1957
    • On September 14A the Historical Marker is dedicated
    • It is located east of the pump house and still stands today
    • The annual total of baked goods prepared by the Home bakery for the year include:
      • Cakes - 396
      • Coffee Cakes - 407
      • Fruit Cakes - 375
      • Cobblers - 170
      • Cheese Cakes - 42
      • Tortes - 15
      • Cookies - 17,504
      • Brownies - 1,158
      • Jelly Rolls - 49
      • Fruit Bars - 800
      • Pecan Bars - 192
      • Donuts - 6,630
      • Buns - 5,878
      • Sweet Rolls - 13,947
      • Biscuits - 4,990
      • Pies - 933
      • White Bread - 1,636 loaves
      • Dark Bread - 307 loaves
      • Brown Bread - 431 loaves
      • Potato Bread - 15 loaves
      • Corn Bread - 8,820 squares
      • Whole Wheat Bread - 76 loaves
      • 1,116 pounds of lard rendered
  • 1964
    • The mansion, built in 1873, is demolished. The cost of restoration, the uncertainty of its usefulness, and its age of 91 years made the demolition necessary.
    • New state mandated rules are in effect and the Home is certified as a complex of skilled care. Three licenses are required: one for limited care, one for personal care, and one for skilled nursing care. This change led to a staff increase of 30 nurses.

Cuban Missile Crisis

Berlin Wall Built

Alaska Became 49th State

Hawaii Became 50th State

Medicare Enacted

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