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    The structure appears to be an elevator system.

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    The mine is probably like this...
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    This is from Google.

    The most visible feature of a mine shaft is the headframe (or winding tower, poppet head or pit head) which stands above the shaft. Depending on the type of hoist used, the top of the headframe will either house a hoist motor or a sheave wheel (with the hoist motor mounted on the ground). The headframe will also contain bins for storing ore being transferred to the processing facility.
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    U.S. Army nurses in France. 1944.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    What’s that structure, the head gear? Pounders?
    It appears to be the shaft elevator judging by the large wheels and cables at the top of the structure

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    U.S. Army nurses in France. 1944.

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    "Your Mom wears combat boots!"
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    And saved your dad, and your dad, and your dad, and yours too!

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    The year of my birth. My father had already died in the Marine Corp. Truly the greatest generation, men and women, military and civilian. All the greatest.



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    U.S. Army nurses in France. 1944.

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    Finnish bakery workers. 1890s.

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    Circa 1890.

    The Harvard Computers, the group of women computers at the Harvard College Observatory, who worked for the astronomer Edward Charles Pickering. The group included Harvard computer and astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Annie Jump Cannon, Williamina Fleming, and Antonia Maury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Circa 1890. The Harvard Computers, the group of women computers at the Harvard College Observatory, who worked for the astronomer Edward Charles Pickering. The group included Harvard computer and astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Annie Jump Cannon, Williamina Fleming, and Antonia Maury.
    No question a greater quantity and higher percentage of females work today in high level positions than 1890, withdrawn from stereotypical roles. The availability and means to distribute such historical information certainly expanded at least the same rate, if not more. WWII may have opened labor to them, yet the majority who excelled, appear to have mathematics in their favor.
    So why is it; if asked, few women can name one positive role model in something other than entertainment, fashion, or politics? That last one is gratuitous, since many politicians do so, simply because they lack marketable skills.
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