Tuesday, August 1

This Day in History

Because I thought you should know. On this day
[i]n 1964, outhouses were outlawed in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, as all residences were required to connect to city water and sewer lines.
From the Juneau Empire (registration required).

When we moved here in 1977, however, there was still one section of the city that had no water or sewer. I guess everyone there was living illegally.

And I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before that the back third of my back yard--the part where the veggie garden is now--was a horse corral before we moved in. The older lady who used to lived next door was mighty happy to see those horses move elsewhere.

I'm happy as long as they don't outlaw my clothesline.

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