November 17, 1931

The Globe-Democrat reported that the St. Louis County Highway Department would use manpower wherever possible instead of labor-saving machinery on construction projects. Engineer Roy Jablonski hoped the move would help put more men to work.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.