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History doesn’t stink: Check out these photos of York County, Pa., outhouses

Linked in/Neat stuff: Bradnick kidnapping recalled/In the Roosevelt White House Mount Wolf’s Charlie Stambaugh has designed a regional plumbing business’s website, and to draw attention, he’s collecting photos of outhouses. The business’s pages are full of outhouses, many submitted from York … Continue reading

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Part II: York County, Pa., outhouse rules: From honey dippers to privy diggers

Presenting to the West Manchester Township (Pa.) Historical Society, Tom Grove Jr. demonstrates the probe rod he uses for privy excavations. Grove searches for unusual or rare bottles under old outhouses. (See additional photo below.) Also of interest: One-room school … Continue reading

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The Outhouse Rules – York County, circa 1935

This “his and hers” outhouse, dated 1886, associated with a Myerstown, Lebanon County, home is a cut or two above those available to thousands of York countians before the day of indoor plumbing. Still the nearby house had running water. … Continue reading

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