Frankly, I only know the Hoover Dam from the movie: San Adreas (sad, eh?). Well maybe (just maybe) I’ve heard or read about it but never really paid attention 😀
So when we were in Vegas and took a day trip to the Grand Canyon, turned out that we stopped by at Hoover Dam for an hour!
Again, since I don’t know any history of the Dam, I put below an article on the Dam for your reading materials 🙂
In the early 20th century, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation devised plans for a massive dam on the Arizona-Nevada border to tame the Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power for the developing Southwest. Construction within the strict timeframe proved an immense challenge, as the crew bored into carbon monoxide-choked tunnels and dangled from heights of 800 feet to clear canyon walls. The largest dam in the world at the time of its completion in 1935, this National Historic Landmark stores enough water in Lake Mead to irrigate 2 million acres and serves as a popular tourist destination.
Source: the Hoover Dam