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Building Hoover Dam

An Oral History of the Great Depression

by Andrew J. Dunar

  • 138 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by University of Nevada Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Dams & reservoirs,
  • Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc,
  • United States - 20th Century/Depression,
  • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.),
  • Engineering - Hydraulic,
  • Dams,
  • Nevada,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - General,
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Interviews,
  • Oral history,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Boulder City,
  • Construction workers,
  • Design and construction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8381712M
    ISBN 100874174899
    ISBN 109780874174892
    OCLC/WorldCa45621731

    Jun 04,  · A lengthy, workmanlike book, Colossus focuses on the politics that led to the government contract and the construction of the dam, much the way McCullough did in The Great Bridge. The size and scale of the Hoover Dam truly is colossal and of tremendous importance to the . May 01,  · Editorial Reviews. The Hoover Dam is one of the architectural wonders of the world and one of the greatest building feats in history. Statistics about the project are staggering: More than 5 million barrels of cement were used, enough to pave a lane highway from San Francisco to New York; more than million cubic yards of material were excavated, and another 1 million cubic yards of Brand: University of Nevada Press.

    The Dam is also a Power Plant. The Dam supply electricity to Eastern part of the States from San Diego to San Francisco California and including the States of Arizona. Apart from the office is the Dam Center and Tour. And they named the Dam after the President Herbert Hoover who initiated the construction of the Dam. See More/5(K). May 03,  · The Paperback of the Colossus: The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of Hoover Dam by Michael Hiltzik at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Barnes & Noble Press. Publish your book with B&N/5(25).

    Apr 05,  · Building Hoover Dam, in pictures () The story of how one of the most iconic American infrastructure works got built -- all in pictures. Plus some insider perks and . Building Hoover Dam was a big job! Despite the challenges, the project was a success. About 5 million barrels of cement created the tallest dam in the world at that time.


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Jul 28,  · Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century - Kindle edition by Michael Hiltzik. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American pacificwomensnetwork.com by: Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S.

states of Nevada and pacificwomensnetwork.com was constructed between and during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30,by President Franklin D. pacificwomensnetwork.com construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one Location: Clark County, Nevada / Mohave.

An engaging oral history of the 31ers who built Hoover Dam and the women who fed them, married them, and shared their lives. Building Hoover Dam is the most intriguing book yet written about one of the modern architectural wonders of the world/5.

Hoover Dam book. Read 13 reviews from the world. Start your review of Hoover Dam: An American Adventure. Detailed narrative of the building of Hoover Dam with, including the Building Hoover Dam book as well as the political and personal stories.

Well written, but dry at times/5. Hoover Dam is as tall as a story building. It was the highest dam in the world when it was Building Hoover Dam book in Its base is as thick as two football fields are long. Each spillway, designed to let floodwaters pass without harming the dam itself, can handle the volume of water that flows over Niagara Falls.

The building of Hoover Dam changed the area in large and important ways affecting people. People still live in this area because of the river, most in ways very different than before Hoover Dam was built.

Hoover Dam was a significant accomplishment for human beings. INTRODUCTION: Human beings have lived along or near the Colorado River for. Use this classroom-ready lesson plan to learn how and why Hoover Dam was constructed and how the great dam on the Colorado River became a symbol of what Americans could do even in the depths of the Great Depression.

"The Greatest Dam in the World": Building Hoover Dam (Bureau of Reclamation; Andrew Pernick, photographer) H. Visiting Hoover Dam Notice: Due to unscheduled elevator maintenance, there are no Powerplant or Dam Tours at Hoover Dam until further pacificwomensnetwork.com check back for updates.

The Visitor Center Exhibits, Observation Deck, and Original Exhibit Building are open to visitors. The Hoover Dam is called one of American's seven modern civil engineering wonders. Hurdles to clear included building access roads, diverting the Colorado River, and creating a way to cure massive amounts of concrete quickly enough to complete the project on time.

Get this from a library. Building the Hoover Dam. [Elsie Olson] -- Describes the dam and how it was built. In the spring ofin a rugged desert canyon on the Arizona-Nevada border, an army of workmen began one of the most difficult and daring building projects ever undertaken—the construction of Hoover Dam.

Through the worst years of the Great Depression as many as five thousand laborers toiled twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to erect the huge structure that would harness the 4/5(3). Nov 05,  · Originally called Boulder Dam, the Hoover Dam straddles the border of Arizona and Nevada.

Construction began in and was completed. Dec 12,  · Explains the overwhelming need to control and regulate the raging waters of the Colorado River; the passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of.

Aug 20,  · Hoover Dam fulfilled the goal of disseminating the one-wild Colorado River through the parched Southwest landscape, fueling the development of.

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Drawing on priceless archival material, as well as interviews conducted expressly for this volume, editors Andrew J. Dunar and Dennis McBride present a stirring eyewitness account of the dam workers' experience.

Andrew J. Dunar and Dennis McBride skillfully interweave eyewitness accounts of the building of Hoover Dam. These stories create the richest existing portrait of the building of Hoover Dam and its tremendous effect on the lives of those involved in its creation: the gritty, sometimes grisly realities of living in cardboard boxes and tents during several of the hottest Southern Nevada summers Cited by: Hoover Dam was an audacious and courageous undertaking.

Built during the Great Depression, the dam would tame the flood-prone Colorado River southeast of Las Vegas―protecting cities and farms, generating cheap electricity to supply power to homes and industry, and providing work for thousands who desperately needed jobs.

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It was a tedious process of digging four diversion tunnels through canyon walls that would divert river flow around the dam site to join the Colorado River farther downstream.Apr 26,  · Hoover Dam's successful construction and enduring ability to harness the Colorado River are the result of the convergence of extraordinary men, machines, and methods.

In the decades preceding Hoover Dam's construction, tremendous advancements were realized in .