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Despite a schedule that included overseeing construction of the big Ohio and Colorado smokestack in 1917, getting married, and being promoted to superintendent at the smelter, Arthur Theodore Thompson (in the chair at the right) took time for a shave and a haircut at Manful’s Barbershop at 109 F Street in Salida. Frank Thomson Collection.
Arthur Thompson, smelter assistant superintendent, and Emil Bruderlin, structural engineer, perch on the lip of the new smokestack at Smeltertown during the topping-out ceremony. The large material bucket and one leg of the hoisting windlass show how materials reached the top. The wooden construction floor is a plug inserted inside the 17 foot diameter of the smokestack mouth. Bruderlin sits on a stack of bricks used for the last course of masonry....