Nevada side of the dam. On the ground is an accurate representation of the night sky on bridge opening day, showing 200+ stars. An optimistic bureaucrat figured that a future civilisation would decode the star map and marvel at the age of the structure. !!!
Hoover Dam October 14th 2014 Geo: 35.9786, -114.834Tue 14th we drove about an hour to Hoover Dam, so renamed from Boulder Dam in 1947. (President Herbert Hoover, not FBI's Edgar Hoover.) The dam was built in four years from 1931 to 1935, mainly for flood control and water storage. Electricity generation was an afterthought, but a good one. Electricity revenue has paid for the dam construction ($165M) and still pays ... read more
North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more