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Hoover Dam it!

Mamta Kacker Muttreja shares her memories of her Hoover Dam visit in this photo feature. It is a delight to have her photographs and insights in our site.

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 U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during theGreat Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover.- Source Wiki  Continue reading Hoover Dam it!