Canal construction; Canal construction workers; Canals; Construction equipment; International agricultural assistance;
Afghan natives, including children, watch a P & H dragline excavator. One of the men is wearing pants and western style hat, similarly to the heavy machine operator in the background, indicating he probably worked for Morrison-Knudsen.
Reist, Jay; Church, Bethine C.; Church, Frank; Gastaneta, Carlos Garcia;
Senator Frank and Bethine Church meet with Jay Reist (left) and Dr. Carlos Garcia Gastaneta (right)
at the Country Club de Lima while en route to the Economic Conference of the Organization of American States in Buenos Aires.
The Wilbur tour group travels along side a Boghra canal in a Willys station wagon. The Boghra canal system already existed in Afghanistan before Morrison-Knudsen arrived in 1946. M-K was hired to upgrade the system to handle the constant flow of...