December 2020 letters

Changes over the decades
I greatly appreciated Laurie A. Shuster’s “Civil Engineering Is 90!” in the October 2020 edition. The decade after decade images of your covers displayed the progress we all enjoy today. I was born in a two-room cottage without plumbing and lit only by coal oil lamps four months before the October 1930 first edition. Your 1930 cover story told of the coming Hoover Dam that would supply power to many such homes. 

Moving forward 30 years to 1960, your cover story was about the American Association of State Highway Officials (the predecessor to the

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