A Normal Day's Work
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A Normal Day's Work
Here is a scene which was typical of the whole construction areas; appearing to the uninitiated as a bewildering confusion of materials, men, and machines, while actually the work was progressing in a very systematical and orderly manner, with each man an allocated task. In spite of the unprecedented use of machines, men of a great variety of crafts were employed, and much manual labor was required in building the dam." In placing the concrete blocks an allowance of not more than 25 feet in...
Each worker systematically went about their duties to make a relatively seamless construction process.
Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Clifford R. Koester
Construction workers--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Vibrators--Foundations--Design and construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Concrete--Reinforcing bars--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Concrete dams--Foundations--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Shovels--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam
Concrete; Construction employees
United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
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