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Laborfest: Labor & the Building of Treasure Island

Date:
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
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Location Details:
Treasure Island Museum - Treasure Island, Muni bus route: #25 from Transbay Temporary Terminal. The 10/2014 Muni bus map states the bus is #108. The terminal is at Howard and Main Streets, near Embarcadero BART/Muni Metro. Howard is 2 blocks south of Market Street.

With Two Feet on the Ground: Labor and the Building of Treasure Island
By David Duckworth
This slide lecture examines the labor required to create an island in the San Francisco Bay during the 1930s. Laborers and unions, tasks and equipment, technologies and labor requirements, sponsoring agencies and corporate enterprises are explored as a matrix within which to understand the challenges and achievements of labor in this particular man-made project.
David Duckworth is a San Francisco-based cultural historian who has been documenting 20th century American culture through the art, artifacts and expressions of its age. (photo: "Pontoons and Dredging Pipe" - courtesy of SF History Center, SF Public Library)
See also: http://www.laborfest.net/2015/2015schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 7:23PM
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