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60th Anniversaries

The year was 1957. In the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 3.34% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 520.  If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $12,220.00 while your average salary was $4,550.00. There was no Super Bowl back then but the NFL Champions were the Detroit Lions.  However, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The St. Louis Hawks won the NBA Finals, and The Milwaukee Braves were the World Series Champions.

In global news, Egypt reopens the Suez Canal following the Suez Canal crisis. Russia launches the world’s first satellite, Sputnik 1. Baby Boomers reached their peak year, and the frisbee was the newest toy to hit the market.

In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:

  • Daniel Brighthaupt
  • Spencer H Diehl
  • Arlin Demming
  • Weldon Everett
  • Lee S Fogal
  • Joseph Hakun
  • Albert W Kresge
  • James  J Russell Jr
  • Frederick C Schiel
  • Kenneth N Schock
  • Emilio Siravo
  • James S Snyder
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