'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,

Postcards of the Day

The famous Sewer Banquet, Waterloo, Iowa:

[sewer banquet 1]
[sewer banquet 2]

From Sewers in Our Culture (Part 2) at sewerhistory.org:

"In 1904, Waterloo, tired of cleaning up after floods, decided to enclose Dry Run Creek in a large storm sewer. To celebrate its completion, the Iowa League of Municipalities then held its annual banquet within the sewer. Guests entered at points between Randolph and Wellington and found a sumptuous feast laid for 400."

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