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ID#:8567
Description:Taken 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.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (9.53 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date:1928
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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.

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