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.
Workers on a “Jumbo Rig”at the Hoover Dam, 1930s
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- Child Workers at Avondale Mills, 1910 — Share the History Love... Child mill workers at Avondale Mills, Birmingham, 1910. They worked as “doffers” – a worker who removes bobbins, pirns, or spindles holding spun fiber from the a spinning frame and replaces them with empty ones. It required speed and dexterity rather than strength. Share the History Love... [...]
- Entering through the Immigration Station in El Paso, 1938 — Share the History Love... Four Mexicans ladies and a young boy entering the United States through the El Paso immigration station in June 1938. Share the History Love... [...]
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- Inserting filaments into small light bulbs, 1925 — Share the History Love... A woman is photographed while inserting filaments into small light bulbs, ca 1925. Share the History Love... [...]