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Shady Lane land still cuddles up on one side to the big swamp slough on the east and south. Those who bought solid ground on the west edge were Dr. Babcock in 1905 and Bert Bounds, who sold 15 acres to Fair Oaks Lodge for $100 an acre.

The swamp extends for miles along Wing River. The 15 acres was the site on which Todd and Wadena chose to build a tuberculosis sanitarium as the disease was running rampant, wiping out entire families.

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