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    • Morrison-Knudsen Co.

    • Boise State University; Office buildings;
    • Headquarters for the international heavy construction and engineering company, Morrison-Knudsen. This office building, on the corner of Myrtle and Broadway and was renamed Washington Group building and is now the location of URS.
    • Emkay Regional Shopping Center

    • Housing developments; City planning; Municipal government; Urban renewal; Shopping centers;
    • A proposal to the City of Boise to develop a shopping center, or mall, at the current location of Quinn's Pond, the Clock Tower Apartments, and the proposed Whitewater Park boulevard - an area at the end of 30th street.
    • Kabul lumber yard

    • Lumberyards; Lumber; Children;
    • Three school aged boys in a scene Lyman Wilbur called "Kabul Lumber yard." One difficulty Morrison-Knudsen engineers faced in countries like Afghanistan was the lack of lumber for construction projects. Two solutions to this problem were to limit...
    • Party at Menzel Bagh

    • Tea parties; Cakes; Snails
    • At the Afghanistan headquarters of the Morrison-Knudsen Company in the city of Kandahar, scenes of an outdoor party held in honor of Henrietta Wilbur and Marie Bonny, wives of M-K executives Lyman Wilbur and John Bonny. In this scene is a cake made...
    • Party at Menzel Bagh

    • Tea parties; Foreign visitors; Labor housing;
    • At the Morrison-Knudsen Afghanistan headquarters, in the city of Kandahar, scenes of an outdoor party held in honor of Henrietta Wilbur and Marie Bonny, wives of M-K executives Lyman Wilbur and John Bonny. In this scene, women are having tea while...
    • The Boise River

    • Boise State University; Boise River (Idaho); Footbridge;
    • The northeast view from the top of the Education Building; Friendship Bridge in the front, the Boise River center, and the Morrison-Knudsen Company business center in the background.
    • Lyman and Henrietta Wilbur

    • Station wagons; Automobiles; Foreign visitors;
    • Lyman and Henrietta Wilbur (left and front) pose for a picture while on a tour with T.Y. Johnston (behind) and an Afghan driver (right). The group is visiting the Morrison-Knudsen construction projects in Afghanistan. They are driving a yellow...
    • Boghra canal

    • Canals; Irrigation; Station wagons; Automobiles;
    • 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...
    • Party at Menzel Bagh

    • Tea parties; Foreign visitors;
    • At Menzel Bagh, the Morrison-Knudsen headquarters in Afghanistan, in the city of Kandahar, scenes of an outdoor party held in honor of Henrietta Wilbur and Marie Bonny, wives of M-K executives Lyman Wilbur and John Bonny. In this scene, women are...
    • Party at Menzel Bagh

    • Tea parties; Waiters;
    • At Menzel Bagh, the Morrison-Knudsen headquarters in Afghanistan, in the city of Kandahar, scenes of an outdoor party held in honor of Henrietta Wilbur and Marie Bonny, wives of M-K executives Lyman Wilbur and John Bonny. In this scene waiters pose...
    • Governor's Award on the Arts, State Capitol

    • Boise State University; Governors; College administrators; Capitols;
    • Governor's Award on the Arts at the State Capitol. From left to right: Fred Norman director of the Morrison Center, William McMurren president of Morrison-Knudsen Corporation, Velma Morrison, Idaho governor John Evans, Boise State president John...
    • Afghans

    • 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.
    • Welcome to Boise

    • Government officials; Government facilities; Government employees; Demography;
    • Special issue of Boise Business. A commemorative booklet on the city of Boise, including descriptions of all city level departments.
    • Harry W. Morrison Appreciation Day

    • Boise State University; Business people; Marching bands;
    • Harry W. Morrison, longtime trustee and supporter of Boise Junior College and president/cofounder of Morrison-Knudsen Company (left) receives a letter of appreciation from Gary Brown, president of the Boise Junior College marching band, for his...
    • Home at Menzel Bagh

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    • A view of a house in Menzel Bagh, Morrison-Knudsen Company's Afghanistan headquarters. The American engineers and contractors working in Afghanistan were assigned to either a single family house (if they had a family with them) or to barrack style...
    • Harry W. Morrison Appreciation Day

    • Boise State University; Business people; Marching bands; Engineers; Construction industry;
    • At the headquarters of Morrison-Knudsen Company in Boise, Harry W. Morrison, longtime trustee and supporter of Boise Junior College (far right) is greeted by the BJC marching band on Harry W. Morrison Appreciation Day. John Best (in white standing...

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