Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More State Shaping of Davis Life: An Unsanitary Town, 1914-15 (43)

Post Number 39, on the state pressuring Davis regarding its substandard jail in 1937, brought to mind the equally if not more dramatic episode of state pressure in 1914-15 to change the entire town’s profoundly unsanitary condition.

I report this episode in two parts. One, I quote the brief summary I gave in my book Davis. Two, I reproduce the original state report. (In the hope of greater clarity, the reproduction is of my marked up copy.)