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             Roosevelt Dam - The Real Story of the Workers
                      that constructed the original dam

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Roosevelt Dam Workers - Ethnicity Chart

Workers At the Roosevelt Power House


Roosevelt Dam Workers
Central European and Iberian Pennisula
Immigrants worked in various roles.

"Wageworkers, along with other ordinary folks, seldom make it into history books, and the laborers who worked on the dams of central Arizona are no exception"
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The isolated site at the confluence of the Salt River and Tonto Creek was selected for its rocky canyon walls, and for the vast valley above it which would allow for water storage.

    Roosevelt Dam Site


Last Reviewed:
January 14, 2015

Joseph J. Billerbeck - jbillerbeck@usbr.gov