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Hoover Dam Panoramic Picture - Looking Upstream

Hoover Dam Panoramic Picture - Looking Upstream

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This aerial panorama of Hoover Dam, taken by James Blakeway, captures a beautiful sunny day over the dam, with Lake Mead in the background to the left. Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving 21,000 workers, 45,000,000 pounds of reinforcing steel and 4,360,000 cubic yards of concrete. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California.
Hoover Dam Panoramic Picture - Looking Downstream

Hoover Dam Panoramic Picture - Looking Downstream

SKU: HOOVER2
This aerial panorama of Hoover Dam, with the Colorado River in the foreground, was taken by James Blakeway. Considered one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders, the dam project was authorized by Congress in 1928 to control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power. Construction on the dam began in 1931 and was completed in 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule. The dam was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt, but was controversially named in honor of President Herbert Hoover. Hoover Dam is a National Historic Landmark and attracts nearly a million people who tour the dam each year.
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Hoover Dam Panoramic Pictures

Panoramic pictures of Hoover Dam capture one of the greatest engineering marvels in human history. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and a U.S. National Historic Landmark, Hoover Dam was commission from 1936-1961 and has an impressive length of 1,244 feet. It towers 726 feet and impounds the Colorado River, creating tourist destination Lake Mead as its reservoir. The Hoover Dam project completely revitalized the American Southwest economy by creating tens of thousands of jobs throughout its construction, culminating in providing power to millions of Americans living throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.

Hoover Dam panoramic posters detail the stark contrast between the Southwest desert and the blue oasis of the Colorado River. These images show Lake Mead at Hoover Dam's crest, the largest water reservoir in the United States. This engineering feat remains a major attraction today, with over a million tourists annually visiting the dam and nearby recreation areas.

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