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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.
    • 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.
    • Boise Is Booming

    • Economic & industrial aspects; Demography; Travel;
    • An insert to the title "Boise: the living, working environment" specifically targeting outside business development in Boise.
    • 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...
    • Mining correspondence

    • Mining; Industry; Chemicals; Environmental policy; Correspondence;
    • Cecil Andrus correspondence and documents concerning chemicals used in mining. U.S. Department of Agriculture- Forest Service Road Use Permit.
    • 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.
    • 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...

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