Winooski, WI Insane Asylum Fire, Feb 1878


Winooski, Wis., Feb. 21. -- On Tuesday night, the Insane Asylum of Sheboygan County, located at Winooski, was destroyed by fire, and four of the inmates perished in the flames. The buildings were entirely consumed. The remains of the burned inmates were left in the smouldering ruins until the next day. The people of the vicinity must have forgotten their humanity in recounting the accident.

The Milwaukee Daily News Wisconsin 1878-02-21