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Chronology 1880s

1860s1870s • 1880s • 1890s1900s

September 23, 1885
An Edison incandescent electric light plant is installed at the Home. The estimated price for original plant is $4,660.00
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Volume 2, September 23, 1885, page 59-61.

January 1889
The Board of Managers appropriates $7,000 to connect the water works of the Home with the water works of the city of Milwaukee.
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Volume 2, January 25, 1889, page 243.

September 22, 1889
The first services are held in the Soldiers’ Home Chapel.
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