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Sound recording of interview with laborer and pile driver Martin Adams conducted by Harvey Schwartz. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Labor Archives received a grant from the California Council for the Humanities to conduct interviews with nine bridge workers, two wives of bridge workers, and two nurses who cared for workers hurt on the job. In his interview Adams discusses his early life, his work on the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges, and the net collapse of February 1937. At the 22, Adams moved to California to work on the Bay Bridge. At the completion of that job, he worked on the Golden Gate Bridge until it was near completion in 1937. Adams was an active member of Laborers' Locals 261 and 301, and later Pile Drivers Local 34.
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)--Design and construction Bridges--Design and construction--Employees Blue collar workers--United States--History--20th century Adams, Martin
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