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A Problem


April 17, 2019

It being Springtime, and a bit of rain has been in the area, I thought I would talk a bit about conditions that were fairly common a hundred years ago. This is one of those that bothered many a wife, storekeeper, and even school teachers. If you look at pictures of any town you may notice along the street are hitching posts, and maybe even water troughs. One thing you may not think of is the dust or mud when it was wet.

In bigger towns they had horse drawn water wagons to make the streets damp. The afternoon rain helped out sometimes, except too much water and you had mud! After a good rain...

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