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The Hoover Dam

The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book)
  • 48 Pages
  • 4.38 MB
  • English
Mikaya Press
Technology - History, Juvenile Nonfiction, History, Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction, Children: Grades 4-6, Juvenile literature, History - United States/20th Century, Hover Dam (Ariz. And Nev) - History - Juvenile literature, Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20th Century, Hoover Dam (Ariz. and
ContributionsAlan Witschonke (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8803179M
ISBN 101931414025
ISBN 139781931414029

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Established in the property has evolved into the newly renovated Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino with state of the art slot machines, bingo, delicious food, upgraded rooms, and fun outdoor activities.

Hoover Dam, formerly called Boulder Dam, dam in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, at the Arizona - Nevada border, U.S. Constructed between andit is the highest concrete arch dam in the United States. It impounds Lake Mead, which extends for miles ( km) upstream and is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world.

The. A Hoover Dam tour features much more than just a foot (meter) wall. Explore tunnels that were bored directly into the mountainside, hear the harrowing tales of workers who carved them out by hand, and tour the power plant. The Hoover Dam Visitors Center offers even more info about America’s most famous dam.

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Built during the Great Depression, the dam would tame the flood-prone Colorado River southeast of Las Vegas―protecting cities and farms, generating cheap electricity to supply power to homes and industry, and providing work for thousands who desperately needed jobs. As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America's greatest achievements.

The story of its conception, design, and construction is the story of the United States at a unique moment in history: when facing both a global economic crisis and the implacable elements of nature, we prevailed.

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Wear sunscreen and sun hats on the dam. There will be little shade. I recommend bringing your own snacks and picnic. The cafe at Hoover Dam serves lunch, bottled water and cold treats too. Hoover Dam is located about 30 minutes from Las Vegas, just outside Boulder City, Nevada. If your visit to Hoover Dam is part of a Las Vegas vacation, then I.

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