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“Photograph of a Workman on the Framework of the Empire State Building”

c. 1930

by Lewis Hine via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Unfinished Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Scott

- 1930s

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Lunch atop a Skyscraper

- 1932

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Native American construction workers at Boulder Dam, Nevada 

- 1935

by National Archives and Records Administration via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Lumber workers shown in what is now the ghost town of Falk which was near Eureka, California.

Only fragments of the town remain today.

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Photo of the U.S. Capitol building during the construction of the dome 

- October 26th, 1859

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Workers carve the head of Abraham Lincoln which is mostly made of granite in the South Dakota Black Hills. 

- Mount Rushmore, September 1937

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"Manhattan Bridge Construction”

- 1909

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"Workers inside Ductwork during the Renovation of the White House”

- 1951

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Apache Indians employed as high-scalers on the construction of Hoover Dam

- 1932

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Construction of the skeleton of the Statue of Liberty’s left arm in Paris, France.

c. 1882

God Bless America!🇺🇸🗽 

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Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg Railroad, construction corps at work, VIrginia 

c. 1860-1865

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Brooklyn Bridge & Woolworth B'Ldg.

- 1921

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Brooklyn Bridge & Woolworth B'Ldg." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 1, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-2d50-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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Repair of an oiled dirt road. Fair Oaks St. , So. Pasadena, California 

c. 1920s

via NYPL Digital Collections, no known restrictions 

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Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14th, 1890 in Denison, Texas.

In the mid 1950s President Eisenhower authorized the Interstate Highway System which enhanced transportation and commerce across the U.S.

Image via Alamy
"Highways. Ashokan reservoir...Contract 152”

Reservoir in Ulster County, New York

- September 25th, 1915

Image: Science, Industry and Business Library: General Collection , The New York Public Library. "Highways. Ashokan reservoir. ... Contract 152. September 25, 1915." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-de05-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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🇺🇸365 Reasons To Cherish America!🇺🇸

Day/Reason #68: The first Transcontinental Railroad 

https://archive.org/stream/buildingpacificr00sabiuoft#page/226/mode/1up

Photo: East and West shaking hands at the laying of the last rail of the Union Pacific Railroad by Andrew J. Russell via Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
How tall is the William Penn statue that proudly stands atop City Hall in Philadelphia and was installed in 1894?

- 37 feet tall 

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Postcard c. early 1900s showing the Oldest House in St. Augustine, Florida

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On January 5th, 1933 construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began.

https://archive.org/details/0808_Building_the_Golden_Gate_Bridge_05_01_00_00

Image of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Old store at Race & Delaware Streets in Philadelphia

- taken sometime between 1880-1900 

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Construction of the U.S. Capitol Dome in 1859.
When the dome was finally completed between 1865-1866, it cost more than one million dollars (back then) to finish.
One million dollars in 1865 is worth over 16 million dollars today.

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On February 21st, 1885 Washington Monument in Washington D.C. was dedicated.

Image: Stereotype of Washington Monument in 1885 via NYPL Digital Collections, no known restrictions
California- Santa Ana, Anaheim (Disneyland)

- July 25th, 1974

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People in front of a large wood frame house behind picket fence, somewhere near Boston, Massachusetts.

c. 1859-1880

by Augustine H. Folsom via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Large ferris wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition - Chicago, Illinois 

c. 1892-1893

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Petrolithic Gang Road Rooter pulled by Kelly-Springfield Contractor's special engine, tearing up old heavily oiled street. Bakersfield, California 

- November 1910

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Construction workers continue the job as a horse drawn trolley filled with passengers squeezes by them on Barclay Street in New York City

- October 14th, 1891

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On March 8th, 1855 John Augustus Roebling traveled over his Niagara Suspension Bridge in a trial train crossing made by a 23 ton engine.

During the crossing the heavy train created only a minor 1 inch depression over an area of 100 feet on the bridge’s deck.

At that moment the bridge became the world’s first operational railway suspension bridge.

Image of a train crossing The Niagara Suspension Bridge five years later in 1860 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

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Two workers attaching a beam with a crane on the Empire State Building 

c. 1931

Image: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 17, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a908-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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Did you know that the dome of the U.S. Capitol weighs over 8.9 million pounds which is over 4,450 tons?

Image via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
The 1784 Salem Tavern in Old Salem, North Carolina 

George Washington was entertained and stayed here during his Southern Tour of 1791

Image by Pubdog via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0
House made with what appears to be two street cars

- 7/15/1921

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Dallas County courthouse in Selma, Alabama

c. 1907

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Monticello in Virginia

c. 1910-1920

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Two workers securing a rivet on the Empire State Building 

- 1931

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On April 5th, 1851 Mayor of New York City Ambrose Kingsland sent a message to members of the city’s Common Council proposing that a portion of land be designated for public recreation. This area became known as Central Park. 

Image of Ambrose Kingsland via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Richmond, Virginia. Pratt's castle on Gamble's Hill

Image dated April 8th, 1865

The castle was demolished in the 1950s

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The Golden Lamb, the oldest hotel in Ohio was erected in 1803 and then rebuilt (current building) in 1815.

Throughout its history a dozen American Presidents visited the establishment.

Image: The Golden Lamb Inn, 1936 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

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A Victorian mansion that once stood at 7 Lowell Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

It was the home of A.W. Stearns who was a businessman who owned different retail establishments in Lawrence.

Stearns passed away in 1896.

Image via Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts, no known restrictions
Flatiron building in Manhattan 

- 1902

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Peacefield or Old House in Quincy, Massachusetts 

The mansion served as the residence of John Adams and John Quincy Adams 

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On May 1st, 1931 the Empire State Building was opened.

In comparing the height (from base to tip) of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Empire State Building in New York, the Empire State Building is nearly 400 feet taller.

Image of the exterior of The Empire State Building in 1931 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
The Octagon House in Watertown, Wisconsin lives up to its name with 8 sides but also features 57 rooms!

John Richards who built the mansion in 1854 desired to have the largest residence in the state.

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Outdoor recreation at Shadow Brook in Stockbridge, Massachusetts 

c. 1895-1899

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