In 1901, sociology student George Cisney did a report on sanitation conditions in Carlisle. He begins the article by discussing the natural wells that used to be in Carlisle, before piped plumbing and reservoirs were introduced. He lists the increasing number of sanitation facilities and the people who use them. He does have hope for the future that sanitation practices will continue to improve. Some questions this article left me with were, what happened to the springs and wells mentioned by Cisney? What affect did the new plumbing and sanitation techniques have on the enviornment?
1901 Sociology Class Students Papers on the History of Carlisle – Archived with the Special Collections Library of Dickinson College