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SKT Outhouse - Elk Falls, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 22.381 W 096° 11.383
14S E 748847 N 4139959
Quick Description: There are no toilets in this town. So many outhouse they actually have an annual tour & contest or decorating them
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2015 7:08:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMNG0E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Thot
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of house: Elk County
Location of house: 7th St., across from Post Office, Elk Falls
Privy built by the city in the 1920's

"From the Outhouse Capital of Kansas – the most unusual tour you’ll ever take and very probably the only Outhouse Tour held anywhere!

"Put on your walking shoes, pick up an Outhouse Button, a ballot and a map, and follow the laughter. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Just head to the center of town to find the headquarters." ~ Kansas Sampler Foundation

This is a link to the contest winners of 2012, my privy is the top one: Tour of 2012

Another view of the potty pot performances: Get Out the Vote

Elk Falls Outhouse Tour

"Elk Falls, Kansas is the self proclaimed Outhouse Capital of Kansas. The tiny community has a open house and Outhouse Tour on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. Elk Falls is a town of less than 200 people that bills itself as the World's Largest Living Ghost Town. The slogan helped draw some artists to the community and revive the town a few years back. The photographs on these pages were taken on 2011, during the 16th annual outhouse tour.

"The first stop of the tour is in the one block long downtown at the Outhouse Tour Hdqrs. A nice young woman from Howard, Kansas sold me an Outhouse Button, ballot and map for $1. The few blocks of the small community had several yard sales, 11 competing outhouses, a quilt show, arts & crafts, horse drawn wagon rides and live music at Elk Falls Pottery.

"After touring all of the outhouses, I voted for "King Toot" and "Star Buttz" by placing my ballot in the "Voter's Booth" outhouse." ~ Keith Stokes: Kansas Travel

Why Is This Privy Here?:
The whole town is full of them. This town was 10,000 population in the 20.s but today only has less than 100 population. The outhouse remain from back then. The city built them for use in the city parks, next to the schools, and government buildings. Most still remain and are used, and used again in the contest. [pardon the bad smelly pun]


Description:
This privy was a community privy on the edge of the city park. Now next to the telephone relation station, and across the street from the post office it has become their "rest room" so to speak.


If No Picture of Inside Explain Here:
Picture inside, I did not know this category existed when I photoed the privy. and did not know it was required. Even though I do not have that shot, it is in the photos provided by me in the links of the tour and contest.


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