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Description:This historic August, 1932 photograph depicted a sewer outlet on the banks of the Red River at First Street in Fargo, North Dakota. Raw sewage could be seen gushing from the end of the sewer pipe. The image was taken 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 the state's public health workers. The focus of the images and the appropriate training effort was on protecting water supplies from bacterial contamination due to the discharge of industrial waste and municipal sewage.
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Content Providers(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
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.