Yockey brothers a memorable pair

The men showed this upstart how to enjoy a hard day's labor.



May 29, 2020 - 3:49 PM

 On a summer morning in 1961 I wished I was fishing. Instead, I was beside the old water cooling tower north of Monarch’s cement plant pulling on a thick rubberized suit and bulky headgear.

This was my first day working for the Marley Company, which had contracted to spray a chemical on the redwood louvers and insides of the tower — more like a huge wood box — to protect them from water damage.

Clinkers are the essential binding units in cement. To make clinkers, a mixture of limestone and clay is heated in a kiln at temperatures exceeding 3,000 degrees.

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