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Wasaugee
Category: County
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State: Massachusetts
Points of interest: Briarcliff Manor
Appearances: American Horror Story
1st appearance: "Welcome to Briarcliff"

Wasaugee is a fictional location featured in the FX Network television series American Horror Story. It is a backdrop setting featured in season two of the show, American Horror Story: Asylum. It first appeared in the season premiere, "Welcome to Briarcliff" and was first referenced by name in episode 2x04, "I Am Anne Frank (Part 1)".

Description Edit

Wasaugee is located in the state of Massachusetts. One of the more notable points of interest in Wasaugee is Briarcliff Manor - former tuberculosis hospital that had been converted into an asylum for the criminally insane.

The name Wasaugee was first mentioned when two detectives named Byers and Connors came to Briarcliff to investigate the attempted rape of a prostitute by the hospital's chief surgeon, Doctor Arthur Arden. [1]

Points of interest Edit

Briarcliff Manor
Briarcliff Manor is a closed down mental asylum located in Wasaugee, Massachusetts. During the 1930s it was a tuberculosis hospital, but was converted into an asylum for the criminally insane in the 1960s. By the modern era, the hospital had long since been shut down. In 1964, Briarcliff was run by a woman named Sister Jude Martin. She reluctantly worked alongside a state-appointed experimental surgeon named Arthur Arden, of whom she kept in very low regard. Arden felt an equal measure of contempt towards Sister Jude, and felt that she only served to interfere with his experiments. Doctor Arden had many interests at the hospital, and felt that the patients represented the perfect stock for his experiments. He was responsible for cultivating a race of bizarre creatures that lived in a habitat outside the building on the hospital grounds.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The proper spelling of this location is unclear.
  • It is unclear whether Wasaugee is supposed to be a city, township or county. For the sake of convenience, this database is treating this location as a county.

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