I know this seems like a dumb question, but what did they do with the trash they had back then? I was thinking of it taking my own out today. I know food garbage could be compost in some ways (at least when it wasn't winter) but if you had worn out shoes, broken glass, old pans and machinery...did they burn them or was it such a wide open country, it really didn't matter.
Once on the show, something broke and you saw them sweep, but you never did see what they did with it. : )