Archive for: Carrie Tingley Hospital

Headlights and Taillights

A collection of images and interesting facts relating to Sierra County, dating from the late 1800s to 1959.

Carrie Tingley Hospital 70th Anniversary

The New Mexico State Veterans Home sits on a hill overlooking the Hot Springs district of modern day Truth or Consequences. It was built in 1937 as Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children. On the facility’s 100th birthday, in 2007, former employees and patients were invited to gather and pay tribute to the hospital. A brief history, scenes from the ceremony, and some historic and modern-day stills are included in this video.

Daisy Wilson

Daisy Wilson grew up in Lake Valley and Caballo (before the dam was built and Caballo Reservoir was created), and later moved to Hot Springs. Daisy had a long career at the Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children, which was built by the Governor of New Mexico in 1937 to treat children afflicted with polio and other diseases.