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Idaho man's Museum of Clean ready to shine
Idaho man builds museum dedicated to cleaning in lifelong fight against grit, grime
By The Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) ' Don Aslett has been in a fight with dirt and clutter for more than a half century.

As a child, he would cringe at the site of spilled coffee grounds and in high school, found it strange his classmates didn't like to clean their rooms. Now at the age of 76, he still can't take a stroll without picking up litter from the sidewalk.

And now, he has a six-story shrine dedicated to his craft with the Museum of Clean, which recently opened to the public in southeastern Idaho.

Among the exhibits: A horse-drawn vacuum dating back to 1902; a collection of several hundred pre-electric vacuum cleaners; a Civil War-era operating table; a 1,600-year-old bronze pick that was used to clean teeth; and an antique Amish foot bath.

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