Workers on a “Jumbo Rig”at the Hoover Dam, 1930s
Share the History Love... Before the Hoover Dam could be built the Colorado River had to be diverted through tunnels. This piece of equipment, named a Jumbo Rig, was designed to speed up the tunnel drilling process. Built on the back of a 10-ton truck, 24 to 30 drills could be operated at once. Share [...]
Inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, 1886
Share the History Love... The inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, “Liberty Enlightening the World”, in New York Harbor, on October 28, 1886. A military and naval salute, marked the event, presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland. Share the History Love... [...]
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