07-Emmett Butler Memoir-Chapter Seven

William Butler

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Butler Brothers win contract for Grand Central Terminal in New York City, 1904

Butler Brothers win contract for the electrification of the New York Central Railroad

Butler's also win contract for the Detroit River Tunnel

Formation of Butler-Hoff Construction company with Olaf Hoff

Difficulties in tunnel building

Tunnel workers-"Sand Hogs"-made $1.75 an hour. The highest paid construction workers in the US

Difficulties with inspectors

Butlers build the North Dakota State Capitol in 1904

William Butler purchases the Butler Family farm

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Saturday, September 24, 1955
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