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    They're all from Salt Lake City so they didn't notice any smell.

    Paused once along the Great Salt Lake for a rest and someone else stopped, inhaled deeply and said "I come here for the fresh air."

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    Hoover Dam drilling crew. 1932.

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    Makes me wonder. A lot of agencies were involved on projects such as this. All of them remain stunning to see, like old Federal Court House in Los Angeles.
    Being creation of president Hoover and FDR, this pave way for desegregation of US Military?
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    The smiles look truely genuine. Of course a paying job doing anything in '32 would cause smiles & the whole country benefited.

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    Building a lifesize 1949 Lincoln clay model.

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    Each of the 3 workers is wearing a tie!!!

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    Be good to see a later shot just before completition.

    That could be called " a Woody". I like the use and precission of a hand drill despite electric ones available at the time

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    A tie is only good to have around is you are expecting to be hung by it. So said my grandfather who was a carpenter a framer finished and cabinet maker in his later years his roots went back to farming. One day a man showed up at the family farm looking for work he was wearing sturdy work clothes and a tie.
    Gramps told him son I don't think you will work out here.
    Why not sir?
    nothing personal it is just the only men who wear ties are lawyers Politian's and mucky mucks who think their worth is more than it is. I can buy many of them for what they think they are worth then sell them for what they are really worth and the deduction on my taxes would offset my loss.
    I only wore the tie to make a first impression sir.
    Well you did now seek employment elsewhere had you showed up with calluses on your hands and a pair of fence gloves in your back pocket I might have tried you out he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Each of the 3 workers is wearing a tie!!!
    And not a hat in the whole shop.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfols View Post
    And not a hat in the whole shop.
    and some of those workers really could have benefited by having a cap
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