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A Problem


Last updated 10/9/2019 at 4:16pm

I have talked 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.

I read in the old Fountain newspapers about the concern about the dust in the dry times. In bigger towns they had horse drawn water wagons to keep the streets damp. The afternoon rain helped out sometimes, except too much water and you had mud! After a good rain you...

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