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privy [2013/10/09 15:32] (current)
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 +======The Privy, c. 1842, with 20th Century alterations======
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 +The privy was built behind the [[carriage_house|carriage house]] to give some privacy to the [[dinsmore_family|family]]. ​ There are four holes in this structure which could be emptied from the back.  That feature made it easier to make use of the waste as fertilizer in the fields. ​ Contemporary chemistry books and agricultural journals encouraged such use of nitrogen-rich human waste.
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 +====Related Topics====
 +  * [[dinsmore_homestead|Dinsmore Homestead]]
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