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
Hoover Dam: A World-
Compiled by the United States Bureau of Reclamation
Black Canyon before construction began, 1922.
Hoover Dam Manager Frank D. Lord, left,
welcomes Kenneth J. Bolivar, in white hat, the
13 millionth visitor to take the guided tour of the
Hoover Dam at 10:10 a.m. PDT, Aug. 7 1969.
Dr. Elwood Mead. Commissioner of Reclamation
(at top) and R.F. Walter, Chief Engineer, signing
the contract with the Six Companies Inc. for the
construction of Hoover Dam, Power Plant, and
Appurtenant works Boulder Canyon Project.
The Dam was the recipient of the 2009 View of Hoover Dam at night.
American Water Works Association