*1960 (ish) – Building the Second Mountain Homestead Road

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I love these pictures.  I posted the one of my father and oldest brother separately, but am also putting it here because this is the context it was taken in.

I look at these and I can hear the ‘heavy metal’ sound of the diesel cat as it growls and purrs, depending on the demands of the job.  I can smell exhaust, hear crashing brush, smell sweet churned earth — even though I’m not at all sure I was here this day.

I don’t know who took these pictures.  So many, many things my oldest brother got to do with father.  I envy that — not that I would ever wish my brother had not had those precious experiences with our father — I just so wish I could have had them, too.

How many things girls are deprived of!!  And eventually we are supposed to be convinced that was the way we wanted things to be?  I don’t THINK SO!

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"2 miles of new road goes in" -- I will cross reference these soon with my mother's letters to match them with the correct date!
"2 miles of new road goes in" -- I will cross reference these soon with my mother's letters to match them with the correct date!
Dad "confers with the tractor operator"
Dad "confers with the tractor operator"
"A welcome sight" - picture is damaged, at bottom "...tractor pushes through"
"A welcome sight" - picture is damaged, at bottom "...tractor pushes through"
nothing written on this one -- I say, looks like a road to me!  A summer one, anyway!
nothing written on this one -- I say, looks like a road to me! A summer one, anyway!

1960 ish dad and john watching 2nd road going in

My favorite picture so far of my dad and big brother, watching road building
My favorite picture so far of my dad and big brother, watching road building

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