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Event: The First Big Dig

Saturday October 21, 2017
2:00 PM


The Hoosac Tunnel took 25 years to build, went bankrupt three times and came in ten times over budget. Sound familiar? Anne O'Connor will talk about why the tunnel in western Massachusetts was needed, how it was funded, the new technology developed, labor practices and the absolutely amazing reality that this 100 plus year old hole through a mountain range is still animportant part of our transportation infrastructure. Interspersed with images and music.
 
This program has been approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College students.
 
Free and no registration required.

Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

 



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Location: Library Auditorium
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