Montana State Hospital Property Purchase, Referendum 1 (1912)
The Montana State Hospital Property Purchase Referendum, also known as Referendum 1, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Montana as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure allowed for the issue of a bond of $533,000 to buy property for a mental health facility.
- After the bond and purchase, the property came known as the Insane Asylum of the State of Montana, the Montana State Hospital for the Insane, and the Montana State Insane Asylum. It was later renamed the Montana State Hospital.
|Montana Referendum 1 (1912)|
Election results via: Montana Secretary of State
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- In 1910 a constitutional amendment was approved to allow for the state to purchase the facility.
- The bond was put to the ballot through Chapter 144, Laws of 1911.
- Prior to the bond issue, the property was known as Mitchell and Mussigbrod.
- Montana 1912 ballot measures
- 1912 ballot measures
- List of Montana ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Montana
- Montana Secretary of State
- Montana State Hospital
- Guide to the Warm Springs State Hospital records 1877-1973
- Montana Secretary of State, "Statutory Initiative and Referendum Issues," accessed July 15, 2014
- The Anaconda Standard, "A Proclamation," August 13, 1912
- NWDA, "Guide to the Warm Springs State Hospital records 1877-1973"
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