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Ellen G. White: The Later Elmshaven Years: 1905-1915 (vol. 6), Page 33

Chapter 3—Meeting Crises in Colorado

During the closing months of 1905 Ellen White was at Elmshaven and pressed hard with writing. On two occasions testimonies were sent that reached their destinations on just the right day to bring victory to God's cause. Both the matter of the proposed sale of Boulder (Colorado) Sanitarium, and the proposition of separating the several language groups of believers in North America into national conferences had been introduced at the General Conference session in Washington, D.C., in May.

The Boulder, Colorado, Sanitarium

Boulder Sanitarium was established in 1895 by Adventists. The plant consisted of a five-story main building of brick, two fourteen-room cottages, a barn, powerhouse, bakery, and laundry building (Record of Progress and An Earnest Appeal In Behalf of the Boulder-Colorado Sanitarium, 3). Money for construction had been borrowed from the General Conference Association. The plant, which was not to cost more than $30,000, when completed cost $75,000. The General Conference money came from funds invested in the cause by Adventists at low interest rates (28 WCW, p. 451).

It was expected that the organization making the investment in the Sanitarium would control it, and that the earnings of the institution would not only meet running expenses, but in time repay the capital investment.

Three factors militated against this: (1) poor management both at Boulder and Battle Creek; (2) the John Kellogg-inspired philosophy

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