20th C. Garbage Dump- Houston, TX



Artifacts identified among the ash and charred matter of the Elysian Street dump represent typical household trash with elements of metal, glass, ceramics, rubber and bone. The most precisely datable artifacts, discarded by Houstonians from about 1910 to the early 1940s, were the glass bottles that once contained food items, medicine or carbonated beverages.

Read more about early city disposal practices on the Houston Chronicle.

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