By Jan Jackson –
This wonderful 1928 film from Educational Film Exchanges, Inc. (see below), makes me want to reach for my smelling salts. I can’t even imagine what it does for those connected to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration).
Some things to notice:
1. There is no safety equipment of any kind.
2. The trees are so much smaller than they are now 100-years later.
3. The rapids at the natural Bridge of the Gods are gone because of Bonneville Dam (built in 1937).
4. Bottled water hadn’t been invented – they were still using the good old community metal dipper.
This wouldn’t have been an ideal job for everybody; it wouldn’t have been a good job for me – smile.
Article Tags:Bridge of the Gods · building Bridge of the Gods · Cascade Locks · Educational Film Exchanges · Inc.
Article Categories:Attractions · Streams and Rivers