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Chronology 1890s

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April 8, 1890
The Wisconsin Training School for Nurses supplies the hospital with trained women nurses thanks to an initiative of Local Manager John L. Mitchell.
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Volume 2, April 8, 1890, pages 315-316.  Contract was renewed in February 1891  (page 395); again in April 1893 (page 503) and in November 1890, the program was instituted at other homes (page 383-384).

September 1891
$15,000 is appropriated for a Headquarters building.  
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Volume 2, September 9, 1891, page 430.

1894
The Keeley Institute of the Northwestern Branch for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers is established. The club is referred to as the Veteran Keeley League, a program for alcoholics. The doctor administering the program is paid $1,500 per annum. The amount paid for the treatment by a member is $2.00 and $2.30 is paid for one year’s club dues and a badge, and afterward $1 per annum for dues  The Keeley club builds a club house, from post funds ($3,500) and member subscriptions ($1,500).
Report of the  Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894, page 208.
Related text: The perfect Keeley cure, incidents at Dwight and “through the valley of the shadow” into the perfect light—the opium chamber of horrors graphically described. 3rd ed. Milwaukee, 1893.

1898
Wisconsin sends 5,469 men to fight in Spanish-American War. Losses are 134.
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, State of Wisconsin 1989-1990 Blue Book, 741.
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