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‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ to be Razed…

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ hospital to be torn down

 Jack Nicholson (AP)

 

125-year-old Oregon State Hospital will be replaced with a new complex

 

The Associated Press
July. 15, 2008

 

 

SALEM, Ore. – So long, Cuckoo’s Nest.

 

Oregon State Hospital, the mental institution where the 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was filmed, is making way for a new complex. Most of the dilapidated, 125-year-old main building will be torn down and replaced starting this fall.

 

Although mean Nurse Ratched was pure fiction, the Oregon State Hospital has struggled with some very real troubles over the years, including overcrowding, crumbling floors and ceilings, outbreaks of scabies and stomach flu, sexual abuse of children by staff members, and patient-on-patient assaults. (to read more click on ‘Continue Reading’)

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