—There are communities like this in every state.—
You’re preachin’ to the choir on this one. But to use an analogy, every state has at least one city, but NYC is bigger than Sioux Falls.
I’ve seen this stuff in Washington state, but there is a LOT more of it here in KY, relative to the size of the population. Heck, one of my new best friends here is 15 years younger than me and when he was a kid they used an outhouse.
When I was a kid we lived in Washington, California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. I thought back then that outhouses were something from the 19th century.