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View Resource The Hoover Dam: Lonely Lands Made Fruitful

Project designer Janet Haven of the University of Virginia American Studies Program presents the construction of the Hoover Dam as an alternative narrative to the devastation of the Great Depression in her photoessay, The Hoover Dam: Lonely Lands Made Fruitful. Five slide shows created in Flash2 cover the construction from diverting the Colorado River to pouring concrete and adding the final...

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/DISPLAY/hoover/front.html
View Resource Hoover Dam: The American Experience Online

The American Experience Online presents this companion site to its recent American Experience film about the one of the greatest hydroengineering feats in history. The Hoover Dam, in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, at the Arizona-Nevada border, was built between 1930 and 1936 and is the highest concrete arch dam in the US. The site provides a program description, an enhanced transcript of the...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/hoover/