"" Nevada Favorite Tip by Krystynn
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Fondest memory: Still at <b>Hoover Dam</b>......
This Dam is a great testimony to a country's ability to construct awesome monolithic projects in the midst of adverse and difficult conditions. Built during the Great Depression, thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than 5 years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the LARGEST dam of its time.
Now, more than 60 years later, <b>Hoover Dam</b> still stands as a world-renowned structure. Just imagine, people living on the other side of the globe (like <i>yours truly</i>!) have also heard great things about this awesome place.
Today, this dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. (Info taken from the <i>Official Hoover Dam</i> website).
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