Prior to the installation of indoor running water in homes, people constructed privies—backyard bathrooms with a wood structure centered over a deep pit.
The pits were periodically cleaned out, but often after five or ten years a new pit was dug and the old pit used for trash disposal.
Monica barely covered up to Rachel that she was with Chandler who found them two hot male nurses to date.
When Chandler panics and says he and Monica are only 'messing around' they agree to see other people but neither actually likes the pact.
Embossed product names allow for the purported cures to be determined. Jayne’s Tonic Vermifuge from the Reel family privy was supposed to “rid their bodies of the worms and clear out their nests.” The same privy also contained a bottle of Warner’s Safe Kidney and Liver Cure, which was supposed to cure kidney or liver disease, “female complaint,” constipation, and many other ailments.
A unique find was a pessary from the Millar family privy.
Chandler and Monica arrive late and are quizzed by the gang to where they have been.
To Chandler's horror, the third baby is still named after him, even when it turns out the baby is a girl. In the episode before, after they had decided to take Pheobe away for the weekend her waters broke and she was going to be giving birth then the next episode sees them rushing into hospital.
Documentary research undertaken before our excavations began indicated the project area was first developed in the 1880s, with homes fronting 11th Street (now Broadway Boulevard). Later, automobile-related businesses dominated the block before it became a parking lot and bus terminal.
Residents included the families of Robert Millar, who was an undertaker, and Charles Burkhalter and James Reel, who worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The 1904 Sanborn Fire Insurance map, annotated in blue with information from the 1900 Federal census.
Homer Thiel is Desert Archaeology’s historical archaeology expert.
He writes this week about our work uncovering the history of Block 91, now the eastern gateway to downtown Tucson, and how the everyday items we found illuminate the lives of the ordinary people who lived and worked there at the turn of the 20th century.