If you’ve been to an EHS football game, you’ve probably sat in the grandstand to root on the team.
This picture shows the men in the middle of building the first Eatonville grandstand — or possibly the one that’s still there today.
This bunch of rugged guys put in a lot of back breaking work — notice all the rope for pulleys to hoist things around. In fact, these particular men were WPA workers. (The Works Projects Administration – 1935-43 – was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unskilled workers to carry out public works projects.
Not only were the bleachers (initially built for baseball) labor intensive, there was little in the way of safety equipment. However, I do notice there are 8 pipe smokers.
Photo courtesy of the Taylor family.
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