No, we're not kidding!
Outhouses were, after all, very much a
part of the
American West. Actually, to be more succinct, they're part
of all history. However, these old structures, in all
their glory, are quickly becoming extinct. We just couldn't help
but add a little something about these important Western Icons!
'Sides, we took a whole bunch of pictures of these "necessaries,"
which were also referred to as privies, toilets, loos, thrones, and
While doing a little traveling around
the Web World, we were surprised to find there are apparently a whole
lot of people who like to read and/or write about Outhouses. We
found outhouse tours, outhouse jokes, outhouse races, outhouse books,
and lots of outhouse pictures! Hmm, perhaps we're not so
impaired. We'll let you decide as you check out the
To Westerners, the outhouse had always seemed a fitting memorial to the
ingenuity and practicality of their founders, those restless, imaginative
spirits who first caught the scent of opportunity in the Western breeze.
-- Silver Donald
Outhouses of the West