Hoover Dam Historical Information

The Story of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country's ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.

Essays - This group of essays explains what Hoover Dam is, how it was built and its significance to the past, present and future. Many of these essays were written by Hoover Dam tour guides, some of the most knowledgeable people that you will find on the subject of Hoover Dam.

Articles from the Past - Many articles have been written about Hoover Dam. Here we will try to assemble a few of the better ones to give you not only technical data about the dam, but an appreciation of how people have been impressed with it throughout its history.




Last Updated: 2/8/17