Old Blue Making Adobe - 1941

Using horse to mix adobe.
Construction of temporary museum -- mixing clay for adobe bricks, using the horse (Old Blue) for the "dirty work". Four parts clay, one part straw or hay and enough water to mix, then dumped into a pit two feet deep. Marcus Whitman may have used a similar technique to construct the mission buildings. (Notice the **USA** WORK PROGRAM, WPA sign on the left side of the photograph).
[G-1-2, Negative #1028]

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