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History can have a price tag: “Golden Shovel” returned home

The shovel used during the Sept. 26, 1921 ground breaking ceremony of the Airship Hangar at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is photographed April 29, 2022. After being lost for more than 100 years, the shovel was found during an estate sale by an antique store owner who contacted the 375th Air Mobility Wing. Mark Wilderman, 375th AMW historian, then completed the necessary paperwork to procure the artifact and bring it back to the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook
VIRIN: 220429-F-FY024-3347.JPG
FULL SIZE: 3.25 MB
Additional Details

CAMERA

NIKON Z 6

LENS

60.0 mm f/2.8

APERTURE

8

SHUTTERSPEED

1/250

ISO

160

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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