I do believe I'd heard that previously...especially since defecating was rather an uninhibited and messy business in days-of-yore.

Did you know that as part of the New Deal Elanor Roosevelt devised a plan intended to take impoverished laborers, farmers, and coal miners from the destitute Appalachians and move them to a rural community where they could become economically self-sufficient? However the conditions in the area declined and Congress cut the funding for the project. Now it is still one of the most impoverished areas in one of the richest countries in the world.