CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CONSTRUCTING OUr COMMUNITIES.
Cost of 1 ton of Asphalt concrete in Houston Refinery: $21.15 Average retail price of gasoline: $0.36 Average cost of a house: $25,250 US Postage Stamp cost: $.08
average hourly rate in construction:
-26th US constitutional amendment is adopted and voting age in the US was lowered to 18 years old -NASA’s Apollo 14 had its third manned lunar landing mission to perform detailed scientific lunar landing exploration. One of the more famous moments came when Commander Alan Shepard hit 2 golf balls on the moon. -Amtrak is created and unveiled their official route Map. Twenty railroads opted to participate in its formation, turning over passenger services to the new company. -Federal Express (FedEx) is founded by Frederick Smith, after coming up with the concept while in Yale to address urgent deliveries. -Cigarette advertising ends in US television, after President Richard Nixon signed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act that banned cigarette ads from airing in television and radio. -NPR (National Public Radio) aired its first broadcast, covering US Senate hearings on the Vietnam War. -The United Arab Emirates (UAE) established its independence from the United Kingdom after 80 years of British rule.
in the news...
-Crib: Apartment or home -I gotta skitty: I have to hurry -Keep on steppin': Keep it moving; get out of here -Later days: Goodbye -Let's blow this taco stand: Let's get out of here -Let's blow up the cheese: Let's leave -Peace, love, and granola: A way to say goodbye -Peace out, home fry: Goodbye -What's your 20?: Where are you?
most popular car...
Chrysler New Yorker
on the radio
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night Maggie May – Rod Stewart It’s Too Late – Carol King Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver She’s a Lady – Tom Jones
70, Girls, 70 Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death An Enemy of the People Jesus Christ Superstar
-The New Dick Van Dyke show -The Sony and Cher comedy Hour -Soul Train -Columbo
-The LA Lakers started their 33-game winning streak and won 30 games in that year. -Billie Jean King won the US Open to become the first women ever in tennis to earn $100,000. -English football team Arsenal won both league title and the FA Cup, the fourth team to win the double.