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Conveniences

 

Last updated 3/18/2020 at 11:44am

Conveniences

I often wonder how some of us would have survived in the mining camps and even farms of over a hundred years ago. As I read old newspaper stories of the time, some sound like everyday tales, even like today, but others show a big contrast to now. One of the things that stands out is in the winter. In the cabins and other residences, there was no electricity until, in most cases, the 1920's. Running water and indoor plumbing was just coming in too. Back then most people did not drink water as much as we do. Water for cooking and washing was often carried from community pumps,...



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