Known Cattle Dipping Vats in Pinellas County




Durring the period between the 1910s and the 1950s cattle vats throughout the state were filled with arsenic and other pesticides for the purpose of controling and eradicating the cattle fever tick. All farm animals were required by state law to be dipped every 14 days. There is now a concern that these abandoned vats may pose a health hazzard to the environment, therefore efforts are underway to locate these vats. The following list are the known vats located within Pinellas County. If you can identify the location of  any of these vats, you are encouraged to contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.






FAMILY/FACILITY YEAR


34TH STREET 1934
ALBRITTON 1934
ANCLOTE 1934
BOOTH 1934
BOYD 1934
BOYT 1934
CLARKE 1934
DONEGAN 1934
DUNKEL 1934
GILL 1934
HOOD 1934
INDIAN ROCK 1934
JONES 1934
LAKE VIEW 1934
McMULLEN, BURT 1934
McMULLEN, W. M. 1934
MICKLER 1934
OAK HURST 1934
OLDS 1934
OWENBY 1934
PINELLAS PARK 1934
POTTER 1934
RENARD DAIRY 1934
ROTH 1934
SCHLUDECKER `934
SMITH 1934
STARKEY 1934
THOMPSON 1934
VAUGN 1934



Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)



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