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J.W. Cochran; Oklahoma

Pumping water through the night while well control hands sleep. In another photograph of the same job the dozer is wrapped and the Athey wagon boom all hooked up, ready to rock.

Tomorrow morning, at first light, the fun starts. All that melted heap of iron has got to be drug away, piece by little piece. It will begin with the hook on the Athey wagon boon, then, at some point, hands are going to get very hot tying winch lines onto stuff to drag that out.

Tomorrow morning will be a very wet day for a few. For all the engineers watching from 300 yards away, it will be 'fun' to watch.

Photo Courtesy Portal of Texas History


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