W. P. A. Sanitation Project

W. P. A. Sanitation Project (HM1ZBN)

Location: Quanah, TX 79252 Hardeman County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 11.235', W 99° 35.681'

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In 1937 the State of Texas and Hardeman County worked with President Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration in an attempt to provide much-needed employment to indigent citizens and replace unsanitary privies with improved facilities. The advantages of these structures included a decrease in such diseases as typhoid fever, hookworm and dysentery. The privies featured fly-tight construction and were carefully placed in areas where they could not pollute the water supply. One toilet was placed on this site behind the Hicks & Cobb General Merchandise store. When it was destroyed, another privy was moved from where it originally stood on the property of the Bellamy family. W. H. Bellamy and his family were Medicine Mound town founders.
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HM NumberHM1ZBN
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 445202 N 3783077
Decimal Degrees34.18725000, -99.59468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 11.235', W 99° 35.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 11' 14.1" N, 99° 35' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Spur 91, Quanah TX 79252, US
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