Adventures in Privy Digging

Houtzdale resident Frank Harchak shares his passion for digging up old outhouses.

Looking for a new hobby? You might want to consider digging up old outhouses. In a new limited series from WPSU Digital Studios, Houtzdale resident Frank Harchak shares his passion for privy digging. Coming soon!

Episodes

frank show a pipe he dug from the ground to the camera

Found in the Privy…

Frank shares some of the more colorful items he’s found on his privy digs.

(1:31)

 

man looking down at the ground

Where to Dig

Find out what clues privy diggers use to find their treasures.

(1:08)

 

Person digging in the ground

Tools of the Trade

Find out what you need to start unearthing old outhouses in your neck of the woods.

(1:08)

 

Person standing surrounded by shelves filled with antique bottles

Meet Frank Harchak

You can find a lot of things at the bottom an old outhouse, including your local history.

(2:36)

 

Adventures in Privy Digging title card

Promo

In a new limited series from WPSU Digital Studios, Houtzdale resident Frank Harchak shares his passion for privy digging.

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