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.
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.
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