This hospital closed for good in 2001. According to this article, at the time it closed, the hospital was the second-largest employer in town, with about 120 employees. The town itself had, at the time, about 2,200 residents, so the loss of that many jobs must have damaged the town’s economy in ways that are still being felt nearly twenty years later.
And, all these years later, there is still some stuff lying around. At this point, I guess it’s safe to assume it’ll just be here forever.
Hale Center, Texas
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