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Electrician Pole-Climbing Class, 1918

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Vocational training for S.A.T.C. (Students' Army Training Corps) at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Pictured is the Pole-Climbing class for the college's telephone electricians with some of their instructors, ca. 1918. (National Archives/History By Zim)

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Vocational training for S.A.T.C. (Students’ Army Training Corps) at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Pictured is the Pole-Climbing class for the college’s telephone electricians with some of their instructors, ca. 1918.

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  • http://www.thewordpirate.blogspot.com Valerie

    This is even better than money growing on trees…;) What a fun picture-you can tell these guys were hamming it up for the photo!

    • http://historybyzim.com Zim

      Valerie, I would take this over money every time. :) What I love about it is the fact that some are being serious while the tree climbers are just having a ball with it all! Initially I named this post “Pole-Climbing Class, 1918” but realized it sounded like a completely different profession…

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