Press Release Regarding the Start of Construction on the Boulder Canyon Project, July 7, 1930From the series: President’s Subject Files, 1929 - 1935. Herbert Hoover Papers, 1913 - 1964Initial site work for the Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Canyon Project) began on July 7, 1930, as announced in this press release from the Department of the Interior.More background on the Hoover Dam at the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
If your library were attacked by zombies and you could only save one record, what would it be? "If fast zombies threatened, I’d grab oversize album 19, the photographic record of the Hoover Dam. While its 18-pound heft would slow my escape, it might prove useful as a bludgeon or shield." Matthew Schaefer, outreach archivist at the Hoover Library.
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