The Story of Hoover Dam - Essays
Below is a short description of what each essay is about. You can move from essay to essay by clicking on the links to the left.
Artwork - One of the highlights for many of the people who visit Hoover Dam each year is the artwork they find.
Cofferdams - Before the dam could be built the Colorado River had to be moved. This was accomplished with the aid of cofferdams.
Concrete - Hoover Dam is concrete; and without concrete, this dam could not have been built.
Fatalities - How many bodies are buried in Hoover Dam? This and other information is presented in this article.
High Scalers - Before construction could begin on the dam, loose rock had to be removed from the canyon walls. Special men were required for the job, men called "high-scalers."
Jet Flow Gate Test - A test of the jet flow gates was performed after their installation.
Spillways - The Spillways help to protect the dam, and make sure that water never goes over the top.
Tunnels - What do you do with the river when you want to build a dam? You divert it into tunnels.
Wages - A comparison chart of prevailing wages at the time of construction.
What is biggest? - What is the biggest dam? It depends on what you are measuring.
Workforce - A table showing the origins of the people who built Hoover Dam