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10 Magnificent US Monuments Being Built by Patriotic Laborers

 Every year, Labor Day always inspires me to think about the wonderful men and women who worked their boots off to make America such a great nation. Though many of America's allies can say the same thing about their own fantastic histories, this article celebrates the particular achievements of US workers, in building some of the most iconic buildings and structures in history. Many of these people were also immigrants drawn from all corners of the globe.
 
Have a look at these rare pictures that show laborers building these 10 amazing monuments - I promise they will fill you with great pride:
 
1. The White House 
First built 1792-1800, it has been renovated time and time again.
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laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
2. The U.S. Capitol Building
Built 1793-1800, there have been many renovations since.
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laborers, US, buildings, construction
 
laborers, US, buildings, construction
At Lincoln's inauguration below, the building was still being worked on.
laborers, US, buildings, construction
3. The Hoover Dam
Built between the years 1931-1936.
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
4. The Empire State Building 
This was built between 1930-1931.
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
5. The St. Louis Arch
This amazing arch was built in the 60s (1963-1965).
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
6. Working on the railroads
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
7. Golden Gate Bridge
This iconic bridge was constructed between 1933 and 1937.
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
8. Manhattan Bridge
This gargantuan bridge was built between 1901 and 1912.
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
9. Lincoln Monument 
This incredible statue was constructed between 1914 and 1922.
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
10. The UN Building
This important skyscraper was built between 1948 and 1952.
laborers, US, buildings, construction
laborers, US, buildings, construction
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