Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 26, 2012

What is this?  A two-story outhouse.  I'd never seen them or even heard of them before reading about this one, but once I learned of its existence, I had to see it.  It's a replica of the ones used in the nineteenth and early twentieth century and is part of the Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, Wyoming. 

Why would anyone need a two-story outhouse?  Simple.  That part of the state gets so much snow that the lower half is submerged.  Rather than having to keep digging paths to the door, the enterprising workers simply added a second story for use during the winter months.  I, of course, would prefer indoor plumbing.

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