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Hastings, Minn., resident Jim Lewanski, who digs up outhouses as a hobby, conducted two digs at the Old School Art Studio in Afton, where a variety of relics and artifacts were uncovered, including liquor bottles, glass medicine bottles, ceramic crocks, snuff jars, inkwells, a piece of a blackboard, a school desk leg, chamber pots and a pig skeleton. Special to The Forum

‘Outhouse archaeologists’ dig up hole lot of history

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AFTON, Minn. – An Afton art studio was recently home to a unique type of treasure hunt.

The Old School Art Studio played host last month to an “outhouse dig” by Hastings resident Jim Lewanski, who makes a hobby out of digging up old outhouse sites in search of relics and artifacts.
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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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