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March 20, 1965: News pays tribute to 'high-wire daredevils'

An in-depth feature illustrated the challenging work performed by utility workers in the 1960s.

"The high-wire daredevils who light your lights"

"A man needs a mind as sharp as the steel-pointed gaffs on his climbers, or 'spurs,' to qualify as an electric lineman. And this time of year he needs to be a storehouse of stamina.

"It would be asking for a punch in the jaw to suggest that a lineman performs with precision a sort of slow-motion aerial ballet. But he does."

March 20 1965

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