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Friday, November 7, 2008

IMAGES OF AQUEDUCT WORKERS c. 1930

Thousands of skilled and unskilled workers made their livings on the Colorado River Aqueduct. The infusion of workers' money into the California economy had a major impact throughout the State.

Jackhammer worker - Water for 13 Cities - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gary Fredburg 2008 (click on image to enlarge)
Jackhammer workers made "good money" in this Depression Era aqueduct project, but experienced lifelong health problems.

Mucking Machine Operator - Water for 13 Cities - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gary Fredburg 2008 (click on image to enlarge)


Steelworker c 1930 - Water for 13 Cities - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gary Fredburg 2008 (click on image to enlarge)
As far back as the early 1930s, construction managers understood the importance of steel reinforcement in cement structures.

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