Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country’s ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.

30 miles outside of Las Vegas the Hoover Dam is still one of the most visited attractions, even 70 years after its construction.

Edgar was not allowed in the parking areas or out of the car anywhere, or left alone in the car, so we drove over the dam and back and snapped a few pictures from the roadway above.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by steve baker on May 31, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Dam Edgar!!!! Wasn’t that dam named for J. Edgar Hoover? Or was it that president, Herbert?


  2. Wow, look at that water line. Mead Lake is so low. I think they need some of our rain! 🙂


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