Disclaimer: The Following is about STEAM power not STEEM
Steam Shovels are the Best
I know most steemians don't think too much about steam, but it remains an important technology to understand as we #explore1918
When I was a child, my favorite book was about the depression-era "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton" where children had to think about Steam power.
Mike Mulligan had to search hard for jobs in the economy of the great depression. But in 1918, Steam shovels were needed throughout Pennsylvania and Philadelphia as they were especially helpful in building railroads.
What did steam build?
Next time you take a train in Philadelphia or elsewhere in the world, you might think about how the tracks were built. Also, if the building you are in was built some time between 1900 and 1940, there is a chance that you are standing on Steam built foundations. How is that for fun?
Can you think of other uses for a Steam Shovel?
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