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William Welch, shown with his fishing net, was the oldest employee of the Department of Commerce and Labor in 1910. He was 93 and still working as the Van Wie’s Point keeper when he died that year, having served a total of 52 years as an official lamplighter recorded in the appointment ledgers. (Courtesy of Al Weaver)
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