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Surviving Poston's Desert Heat: Cellars, Fans, Ponds, and Gardens


Water stain Poston 1 Block 38 Room 2

Michiko Kakuda with Nancy and Roy.  Home made swamp cooler water dripping stained walls.  Fan sucked air through wet cloth to cool room.   Constant water dripping from water pipe kept cloth wet.

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Photo by George Kakuda
uploaded by RoyKakuda
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