Friday, December 01, 2006

Hoover Dam

"It is fitting that the flag of our country should fly here in honor of those men who, inspired by a vision of lonely lands made fruitful, conceived this great work and of those others whose genius and labor made that vision a reality."

Today's focus is on some vintage photographs from Hoover Dam. This first shot is from the memorial plaque and flagpole. Although not visible in the picture, two giant winged statues are on both sides of the flagpole. Completed in 1936, the dam provides water and electricity for many cities, including Los Angeles.

A shot of two of the four structures on either side of the reservoir. Currently over the door of the building there is a clock which shows Nevada time. On the other side of the dam a clock that shows Arizona time. This picture seems to date from before those clocks were added (Whenever that was). A giant bypass bridge is currently being built to accommodate traffic and security needs.

View more information on Hoover Dam here.


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