$5 a day was a big wage – Minute 20
They built Fort Peck Dam in the 30’s. Put men back to work. Built the Civic Center here in Great Falls in ’33 and the rate of pay at that time – 65 cents an hour. So you can see that during the early years, that $5 a day was a big wage. Now look what you get. Governor was telling us he paid $21 for the highway – people that are working on the highway. $21 an hour you know. And that’s nothing – some of them are getting $50 an hour now. And that’s where all that money’s coming from. You can tell by Christmas time – god, people are buying everything that they wanted.