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Milo's for a late lunch


n the recommendation of a friend in Las Vegas, we searched out Milo's for our post-dam meal. Sitting in the shade in the wine bar, muching on good food, with fantastic company .... yup, this was a great day :)

I also have to add this is the first time in history (I THINK) that a VT wedding was followed by a VT honeymoon!!

Gateway to Hoover Dam

Boulder City is about 33 miles from the dam, so is a great place to stop, wander and eat!

In 1930, the barren desert near the future Hoover Dam became a worker's camp .... and a place for the many jobless is the nation to try and find work. This community was a combination of official worker's homes, and squatter camps. After the completion of the Dam project in 1935, the community was to be demolished. No one expected the former dam workers to WANT to stay out here in the hot desert ... but that is what the families wanted to do and demolition was suspended while the government tried to figure out what to do. It took decades to formally incorporate this town and remove it from total federal control. In 1960, Boulder City was official, and it's new life as a real town began.

I honestly am one of those folks who just 'pass through' the town on my way to or from Las Vegas ... passing over the Hoover Dam in the process. This little VT meet allowed me to finally experience the dam, and the tourist town of Boulder City!

  • Last visit to Boulder City: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2006 at 6:33 PM

    Congratulations to Berni and Carl!!! Nice tips about Boulder City.

  • Darby2's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 1:07 PM

    I hafta say...this is one of the best pages I've seen...by a damn site! ;o))

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2006 at 2:40 AM

    I never knew there was so much to see at the dam, with art deco no less. Very informative tips and fine photos!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2006 at 7:57 AM

    Wonderful seeing Berni and Carl here, we wish them lots of love Di xx

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 4:54 AM

    So interesting, really impressive, I was thinking about passing by on the way to GC, we'll see, plenty of time till October (*wink, wink!!*)

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2006 at 12:34 PM

    Great TL and really first class tips !

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2006 at 11:45 AM

    Thank you so much Kymba.

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2006 at 11:11 AM

    Is it good luck to touch that angel's feet? It was fun to see the wedding photos. Thanks for sharing.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2006 at 4:34 AM

    Another great T L Kymba Off course the Hoover Dam ,can't come to Vegas and not see the Hoover Dam right ,and off they go to Sedona Flaggstaff and the '' GRAND CANYON '' Woohoooo


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