ID#: 8574
This historic August 16, 1932 photograph, revealed the presence of pollution in the Red River at First Street in Fargo, North Dakota. The image was captured during the Red River water quality survey of 1931-1933. It was one of a series of instructional pictures, used by the Minnesota Board of Health to train its state public health workers. The focus of the images, and the accompanying training, was on protecting water supplies from bacterial contamination due to the discharge of industrial waste and municipal sewage.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date: 1929
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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.