Florida Outhouses

Florida OuthousesKevin McCarthy

Infinity Publishing, 2002
ISBN: 0741409453

Florida Outhouses is a pictorial treatment of a part of our history that has been long neglected. With photographs of over fifty such structures around the state of Florida, this book discusses the background of outhouse symbols like the crescent and star, the different names for such structures in English, and their different sizes and location. At a time when state parks are collecting such structures to teach youngsters what life was like a mere hundred years ago, this book gives a fascinating and humorous analysis of an important part of our history. It includes “Rules” found in outhouses, pranks involving such structures, and linguistic curiosities dealing with certain bodily functions. All in all this is a fun, but informative book about a disappearing part of our history.

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