Extremely Dangerous Jobs Of The 20th Century

Have you ever heard the saying "it's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it"? That expression can apply to any of the dangerous, death-defying jobs that we've listed here. No matter where people live, they have always wanted to provide for their families. Sometimes, this meant that their job put them in harm's way every day. Throughout time, men and women have always pushed themselves to accomplish things. Whether they were building the Eiffel tower or inventing life-changing products, people have always worked through tough situations which ultimately made them a better person. Would you have managed to have one of these jobs?

It Was A Dangerous Job, But Someone Had To Carve The Presidents Into Mt. Rushmore

Image Credits: HistoryDaily

Image Credits: HistoryDaily

In the 20s, as South Dakota state historian Doane Robinson wanted to boost tourism in the Black Hills, he had the idea of carving historical figures into massive granite pillars. Eventually, the site chosen was Mount Rushmore. Work began in 1927; 400 workers were tasked with chiseling their way into the mountain, removing 450,000 tons of rock as they sculpted the famous faces.

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