Monday, June 23, 2003

Outhouses in America

That's right, this article is about Great American outhouses, including the ones at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, where "archaeologists recently discovered a 30-foot tunnel that used to ventilate his outhouse."

The outhouses were still there (but not in use) when I was old enough to look around at the farms where my grandparents lived. One was known as my grandpa Conrad's "office."

Unfortunately, there are too many outhouses still in use by necessity in Southwest Virginia - Lenowisco is bringing water, sewer, and fiber-optic cable to some places all at the same time.

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