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Old Mission Point in Grand Traverse County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Lighthouse Privy

 
 
Site of Lighthouse Privy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
1. Site of Lighthouse Privy Marker
Inscription.

The bathroom of earlier days was not much like the bathrooms of today. With no indoor plumbing, most privies or outhouses were holes in the ground with sheds and seats over them and were located several feet from the main home. When the hole filled, the structure was moved to a new site where a new hold was dug. The old holes were filled in, often with junk or trash.

(A beautifully restored privy, and the "treasures" used to fill it up after it was no longer in use, can be seen at the Dougherty Home in Old Mission.)
 
Erected by Peninsula Township Park Board.
 
Location. 44° 59.471′ N, 85° 28.757′ W. Marker is in Old Mission Point, Michigan, in Grand Traverse County. Touch for map. Marker and Light Station are in Peninsula Township Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20500 Center Road, Traverse City MI 49686, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oil House (a few steps from this marker); A Light at Old Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Hesler Log House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hessler Log Home (within shouting distance

Site of Lighthouse Privy and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. Site of Lighthouse Privy and Marker
of this marker); The Old Mission Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Because of the Water... (approx. 7.4 miles away); Elk Rapids (approx. 7.4 miles away); Land of Anishinabek (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Mission Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Structure Report for Mission Point Light Station. (Submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mission Point Lighthouse. (Submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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