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Old 06-04-2015, 10:37 AM
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From the Howard collection, here's a picture of the boys at the finishing mill. When this picture was taken, the normal workday was 12 hrs., 6 & 1/2 days a week at $.35 to $.40 per day. Howards paid just above average wage because the American Car Works (railroad cars) was a major competitor for skilled wood workers. Capt. Ed Howard established and ran the mule powered streetcar line in Jeffersonville so his employees would have an easy way to get to the shipyard.
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