The ole Outhouse..

hippyMarch 24, 2007

Odd how people did things long ago.

This old Outhouse was built across a small ditch so that it would be "flushed" when it rained.

Pentax *ist D

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kentuck_8b

Outhouses are still quite common here, but I don't know of any that are built over ditches. Good idea, I guess, unless you live downstream!

We always called them 'srotches'(sp?), derived from the Czech word for outhouse.

Nice photo.

Kt

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 11:50PM
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juanital

That makes sense...but actually the 1st time I heard it...
Nice photo!
juanital

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 9:52PM
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joanmn

Nice picture! I like the red paint, unusual for an outhouse.
JoanMN/FL

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 9:42AM
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starduster

You know that some treasure hunters still excavate the holes that were dug for these old out houses. Can you imagine what kind of treasure you may find? It would have to be a very old outhouse before I would excavaate it, nothing fresh..

Star

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 11:23PM
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Konrad___far_north

I love your ole Outhouse!
Konrad

    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 10:03PM
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