|This is a view of
main street Columbia at the turn of the century.
described Dr. Williams initial duty: “It is a singular fact the at the first
call upon your State Health Officer was to investigate the plumbing and
sewerage of the State capitol. The
investigation disclosed a very unsanitary condition in one of the toilets,
resulting in its being condemned and closed up...
statement: Expenditures: State Board funds $2,154.57
|Clerk fund; $500;
Pure Food & drug appropriation $1,000; Food inspection was an issue: the
federal Pure Food Law of 1907 had been passed.