"Neva and the Hoover Dam" Nevada by pattypoo
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The Hoover Dam was constructed in 1930 to bring much needed water and power to the South West of the USA. It straddles the mighty Colorada river and borders Arizona and Nevada.
Thousands of men and their families went to the Black Canyon to help build the dam which only took five years to build in a hot and barren land.
The Hoover Dam got its name from the 31st President Mr Herbert Hoover and on February 14th 1931 the name was made official. After Mr. Hoover left office, the names "Boulder Canyon Dam" and "Boulder Dam" were frequently used when referring to the dam, allegedly because the new Secretary of the Interior did not like Mr. Hoover. However, the name of the dam was never officially changed from "Hoover Dam so the name remains the same today.
- Pros:A Gigantic dam
- Cons:None a must see
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