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Montana State Hospital Property Purchase, Referendum 1 (1912)

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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.[1][2]

Aftermath

  • 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.[3]

Election results

Montana Referendum 1 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 34,235 52.92%
No30,46147.08%

Election results via: Montana Secretary of State

Path to the ballot

  • 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.[3][2][4]

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