Rare Known Facts About This 81-Year-Old Dam Are Enough To Surprise You

It is finally marked as a National Historic Landmark!

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Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon of the Colorado River, between the border of Nevada and Arizona. It was initially known as Boulder Dam and later on named after President Herbert Hoover. The construction was the result of the massive effort of thousands of workers and cost over one hundred lives. Its construction started during the Great Depression, between 1931-36 and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

And after 50 years, Hoover Dam is finally marked as a National Historic Landmark and is ranked at number 38th in the Dams list.

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