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The Bigger Dig

Boston broke ground on its subway in 1895, with workers digging the trench in sections. Horse-drawn carts carried away the dirt and rocks.

Boston Globe | By Doug Most | January 26, 2014 Adapted from The Race Underground by Doug Most. Copyright © 2014 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press LLC. THE WORKERS WORE baggy pants, suspenders, long-sleeve shirts with the sleeves rolled up their forearms, and hats to protect their hair and …

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