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Title

Lead diggers in Operation Gopher Reproduced Photograph, 1947

Description

A photograph reproduction on page 9 of Engineering Traditions. It depicts the lead diggers of Operation Gopher. From left to right, Dick Bailey, Tom Fairey, Charlie Anderson, Jerry Garnett, and Charlie Mills. The men pose next to their "mascot," Patrick Digger O'Dell. Operation Gopher was the first project of the Student Engineering Council; to dig themselves a hole. Deemed one of the most successful student projects, the team of young men grew to include over 3,000 students, who worked and donated equipment to build the only structure on the University Campus built entirely by students.

Date/Date Range

1947

Subjects

Church activitiesDiggersEngineering studentsOperation GopherPhotographsStudent Engineering CouncilStudent projectsUniversity of Texas campus

Period

1940s

People Pictured

Anderson, CharlieBailey, DickGarrett, JerryMills, Charlie

Process

Color