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Description:This historic 1939 photograph depicted an aerial view of what at that time was a “modern” sewage disposal plant located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Sanitary District on Pig’s Eye Island, St. Paul, Minnesota.
This was one of a series of instructional images used by the Minnesota Board of Health in order to train the state’s public health workers. The purpose of the images and the associated training was focused on seeing to the orderly disposal of waste, such as sewage and industrial waste, in order to prevent the contamination of nearby water supplies such as lakes and rivers.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date:1939
Photo Credit:
Links:Minnesota Health Department
Minnesota Health Department; R.N. Barr Library
CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Water-Related Diseases
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.