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Foote (William George) Papers
MS 874  
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Description
These papers document the forty-nine year career of William George Foote at the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sparks, Nevada shops. They include a photograph album with photographs of Foote and other Sparks shops employees at work and attending events there between 1943-1960, membership cardsthe American Railway Supervisor's Association from 1941 to 1962, Foote's International Association of Machinists lodge 705 dues receipt book from 1935-1939, and 2 training certificates.
Background
William George Foote was born on July 7, 1897. In 1913, he went to work at the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sparks, Nevada shops as a machinist's apprentice. He was promoted to journeyman machinist in 1917. By May 6, 1935, Foote was a machinist and in 1941 was promoted to machinist foreman. He retired in July 1962 and was part of a group of retirees who met in 1981 who were featured in an article in the NEVADA STATE JOURNAL.
Extent
.333 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
Copyright has been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. Permission for publication must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Library & Archives.
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