I have recently been surprised by the numbers of people, the authenticity in costuming, and in Old West towns, when I was introduced to an Old West Forum based in the UK.
This may be old news to some of you but it is new to me.
Check out this forum, I find it amazing and very interesting and the people on the forum are great.
'Don't throw the baby out with the bath water'?
A large tub was filled with water that had been drawn/carried and heated.
Then the women and children got their turn in the bath water, and lastly the babies were bathed. All in the same water.
Because baths were only taken once a in a while, the water was so dirty by the time the babies were bathed, it would have been easy to lose
someone in it.