ID#: 8567
Captured on May 18, 1928, this historic photograph showed the Portland Avenue sewer outlet, at a point where it emitted its contents into the Mississippi River, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The pollution from the raw sewage was visible on the surface of the river. As one of a series of instructional images, used by the Minnesota Board of Health to train the state's public health workers, the purpose of the photographs, and the accompanying training, was focused on protecting water supplies from bacterial contamination.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date: 1928
Photo Credit:
Links: Minnesota Health Department
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.