Officers' Latrines

Officers' Latrines (HM1DNV)

Location: Fairfax, MN 55332 Nicollet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 27.164', W 94° 44.021'

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In 1972 Minnesota Historical Society archaeologists excavated a row of latrines that stood behind the officers' quarters, in order to retrieve household articles disposed of during the post's active years. This excavation revealed that the officers ate a substantial quantity of beef, drank a good deal of beer and wine, obtained most of their durable goods from St. Louis, Missouri, and used many patent medicines.

Minnesota Historical Society
Fort Ridgely
Placed ByThe Minnesota Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 362064 N 4923620
Decimal Degrees44.45273333, -94.73368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.164', W 94° 44.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 9.84" N, 94° 44' 1.26" W
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Area Code(s)507
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 181 Co Hwy 30, Fairfax MN 55332, US
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