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Hoover Dam Construction
Hoover Dam construction nearing completion (Collection # 0100, Photo # 0477). “Ragtown family”, two women, children on porch of tent house. (Collection # 0043, Photo # 0030)
   
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Young Presidents Organization arranged a party for nearly 1000 people, held on the powerhouse roof of Hoover Dam. The visitors, all wearing hardhats, were the first to use this setting. Tables, chairs, barbeque pits, a bandstand and dance floor are shown on the power house roof (Collection # 0071, Photo # 0048). View from the downstream side (canyon wall outlet valves flooded) (Collection # 0020, Photo # 0089)
   
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Cement plant water tanks, March 1, 1934 (Collection # 0100, Photo # 0452)

Crest of the dam, intake towers, and spillway construction, August 17, 1934.(Collection # 0100, Photo # 0480)

   
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Babcock & Wilcox warehouse, 30’ diameter pipe March 14, 1934 (Collection # 0100, Photo # 0432)

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Six Companies five-room residences; Ash Street, Boulder City; view to the north; December 1, 1931 (Collection 0071, Photo # 0018)
Prior to the Advent of cold weather, the canyon workers were transported to the jobs from Boulder City in buses. This view shows the swing shift ready to leave from dorm #2; November 7, 1931 (Collection 0071, Photo # 0020)
The Young Presidents Organization arranged a party for nearly 1000 people, held on the powerhouse roof of Hoover Dam at night. The visitors, all wearing hard hats, were the first to use this setting. Tables, chairs, barbecue pits, a bandstand and dance floor are shown on the power house roof (Collection 0071, Photo # 0052).
Construction phase of Hoover Dam April 1, 1933 (Collection 0071, Photo # 0074).
Construction phase of Hoover Dam April 27, 1934 (Collection 0071, Photo # 0079)
Aerial view looking downstream to Hoover Dam showing the Colorado River below, and Lake Mead in the foreground. (1975) (Collection # 0071, Photo # 0223)
Residences, October 10, 1931 (Union Pacific Railroad Collection # 0043, Photo # 0101)
Photograph of the blueprint showing the general layout of the Hoover Dam (Collection # 0265, Photo # 0054) President Dwight Eisenhower at the Hoover Dam n.d. (Collection # 0049, Photo # 0097).
Looking north on Cherry Street from Nevada Highway toward the Six Companies dormitories and club house in Boulder City, Nevada December 1, 1931(Collection # 0071, Photo # 0005).
A truck "Big Bertha" which carried up to 150 workers to the dam site on a daily basis in Boulder City, Nevada Ca. 1930-1935 (Collection # 0100, Photo # 0393).
A Six Companies truck and employees in Boulder City, Nevada Ca. 1930-1935 (Collection # 0100, Photo # 0394). Jack hammer men scaling loose rock from canyon walls near site of Nevada spillway. Feb. 15, 1932 (Collection # 0267, 0917).
Looking downstream at the lower portals of diversion tunnels are just below March 14, 1932 (Collection # 0267, 0996). Blast on Arizona intake tower excavation, which has filled canyon with smoke and dust. Upper steel suspension bridge shown in the background August 16, 1932 (Collection # 0267, 1456).
Preparing for a blast which demolished Lookout Point, to make way for cable way bench excavation August 14, 1932 (Collection # 0267, 1493).
Several African American men working on the Hoover Dam August 1932 (Collection 0171, 0397).

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