Hoover Dam – Boulder Dam

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Hoover Dam

A day trip to Hoover Dam once know as the Boulder Dam was indeed fun.

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entrance
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throw a coin into the Colorado river and your wish might come true 😀

I only know about Hoover Dam from the movie San Andrea (sad, eh?), or maybe I’ve heard about it but never really paid attention, hahaha 😀

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the Dam
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Colorado River

Since I don’t really know the story about this famous Dam, I cited some information on it below. Hope it is useful reading 🙂

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Roadtrip to Hoover Dam
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a stop in Boulder City
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Be Arizona!

History:

On September 30, 1935, with a crowd of 10,000 people looking on in 102-degree heat, President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated what was then the world’s biggest dam. Situated on the Nevada-Arizona border, 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, and stretching 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon, Hoover Dam took five years to construct. Built to control flooding along the Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power for California and the Southwest, the dam spurred tremendous growth in that part of the United States. Learn more about this engineering marvel, including why its name once sparked controversy, what happened when it was the target of an alleged German bomb plot and if any bodies are buried in its concrete.

Source: History List – 7 Things you might not know about Hoover Dam