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Description:This historic August, 1937 photograph depicted a number of dead fish in Minnestoa’s Cokato Lake at the outlet of the lake’s main tributary, Sucker Creek. The purpose of the image was to show the effects of industrial pollution on bodies of freshwater, and the native fish and wildlife.
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 toxic contamination due to the discharge of industrial pollution.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date:1937
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.