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The Way we were: 1940s

The Way we were: 1940s

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The Way we were: 1940s
Photograph courtesy of Sue Lowery

Neighborhood boys climb on a steam shovel at the corner of Mansfield and Evans avenues in the University Area in the late 1940s. The shovel was being used to work on the sewer lines in the area. The boys are Kenny Spang and Gary Gallagher in the back and Edmund Colby and Richard Mallick, along with an unidentified friend (in the dark shirt) in the front.

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