CONSTRUCTION: The Earth Mover

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What man in history has done most to change the face of the earth? Politicians might name Augustus Caesar or Adolf Hitler. Military men might name Napoleon Bonaparte, or perhaps General "Tooey" Spaatz, whose U.S. bomber fleets leveled Nazi cities in World War II. But among builders, there is no disagreement. The man who has done more than anyone else to change the face of the earth lives in a one-story frame house at an elevation of 2,695 ft. in Boise, Idaho (long. 116° 11 min. W., lat. 43° 34...

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