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Workers Contribute to the Early Construction Stages of the Hoover Dam ca. 1933

The federal government began to build massive public works projects in the western United States as the population of the country spread west. The construction of the Boulder Dam, which would eventually be renamed the Hoover Dam after President Herbert Hoover, began in 1931. The dam promised to end the yearly cycle of floods along the banks of the Colorado River and to provide a source of hydroelectric power for Nevada, Arizona, and California.
Online
2007; 1933
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Boulder (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936

President Herbert Hoover signed the Boulder Canyon Project Act in 1928, which approved construction of a federally-funded dam on the Colorado River. The dam opened in 1936, allowing water to pass from Lake Mead above through 12 diversion tunnels. The tunnels - six on both the Nevada and Arizona sides of the dam - are each 50 feet in diameter and 56 feet long. During construction of the dam, workers excavated 1.5 million square yards of rock and debris. The dam, which was officially named Hoover Dam in 1947, generates hydroelectric power to areas of the Western United States and prevents the Colorado River from overflowing its banks in flood-prone regions farther downstream.
Online
2007; 1936
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Hoover Dam

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Dramatic story of how a ragtag army of workers re-routed the mighty Colorado and erected the 700 foot high dam. More than 100 workers died building the marvel that forever transformed the West.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hoover Dam [electronic resource]: The Making of a Monument

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The dramatic story of how an ambitious, hard-driving engineer turned a ragtag army of unemployed into the nation's most celebrated workforce. Archival footage and photographs, including interviews with witnesses and historians.
Online
2005; 1999
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Hoover Dam

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Comprehensive chronicle of the Hoover Dam, one of the most ambitious engineering projects of all time. Shows the footage that documents every step of the monumental work of taming the Colorado to provide water and power to California, Nevada and Arizona. Includes interviews with the men who worked on the dam.
Online
2005; 1999
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A Tale of Two Rivers

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A tale of two rivers shows how America harnessed two of its mightiest rivers and put them to work for its citizens. The projects - the Mississippi River's system of levees and floodways and the Colorado River's Hoover Dam - constitute vastly different engineering efforts.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Hoover Dam: The Making of a Monument

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The dramatic story of how an ambitious, hard-driving engineer turned a ragtag army of unemployed into the nation's most celebrated workforce. Archival footage and photographs, including interviews with witnesses and historians.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Boulder Dam: The Pictoral Record of Man's Conquest of the Colorado River

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Reel 1 shows the Colorado River and the arid deserts of the Southwest. Bulldozers build a road to the proposed dam site. A train brings in supplies and materials made throughout the U.S. The dam site is surveyed. Shows Boulder City, Nev., including workmen's dormitories, kitchen, and mess hall. Workers ride to the dam site in trucks and drill and blast out diversion tunnels. Power shovels clear debris. Reel 2, diversion tunnels are blasted open and cofferdams are constructed. Bulldozers and trucks clear excavated material. Sand and gravel is brought in by train and is screened, washed, and graded. Concrete is mixed and is carried by truck and locomotive to the dam site. Reel 3, concrete is poured into forms. Shows the interior of a tunnel, the intake towers, spillways, and penstock v [...]
Online
1937
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Man of the Frontier

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Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site. --
Online
1936