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Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel are probably behind that tree

Construction scene in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

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Looks like construction of the blue line in East Boston next to present-day Bremen Street Community Park near Airport Station. That structure of on the horizon at center right is the Virgin Mary shrine.

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when I was a kid.

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when I was a kid and when I was a parent reading it to my kid, who also loved it as well as a lovely video rendition of it.

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i read it to both my girls :)

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I still have to catch myself and not refer to an Excavator as a Steam Shovel.

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An HBO Musical Storybook. My son liked it. Later, I wondered if that was Enya on the soundtrack.

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Just a hunch. Looking East towards Warren Street from about Walnut.

This would have been 1964 - 1965.

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Part of the Washington Park project.

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Thanks for playing, folks!

This photo shows construction on Charlame Homes near present-day MLK Blvd and Humboldt. The photo is dated 1963.

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