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Old 09-10-2008, 07:48 AM
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Even in the early 1960s there were trash cans in public parks with "Don't Be a Litter Bug!" written on them, with a cartoon of a villanous-looking bug throwing trash on the ground. I was always taught to throw garbage in the trah containers. So:

1.) There was certAinly an effort to teach people to dispose of trash properly. Which implies:

2.) a lot of people were still throwing stuff on the ground. This continues to be true today.

3.) I can easily believe a guy tossing a beer can into th woods, but just dropping paper plates, napkins, and other picnic waste directly on the ground doesn't ring true. It's too much stuff, all at once, in one place.

I was five by the end of 1960.