The Wickets were raised by hand and with the help old fashioned steam
engine crane. Hopper (setting prop with the 20' steel rod ) and his crew
( left to right) Tom Diaz (kneeling), Eddie Nunn, (unknown lockman behind Eddie) and Lawson Hammond (far right).
The only thing holding that diving board in place is the weight of the people standing on the board. To hook the prop James Hopper had to go out on the end of the board.
Sometimes the props won't set in the notch.
More photos and information about wickets can be found at my Wicket Web Site. http://marionky.biz/local1373/LOCK/
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