By Kelly Milner Halls

This ebook relays the real information of the tale of the Hoover Dam, which used to be in-built the Thirties. The narrative offers a number of bills of the development, and readers research information throughout the viewpoint of a Colorado River explorer, a dam employee, and a dam employees daughter. The textual content bargains possibilities to check and distinction numerous views within the textual content whereas amassing and studying information regarding a old occasion.

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We’re fed three square meals a day in the company mess hall for cheap too. 28 I can eat all I want, enough food for three guys, and the mess hall workers don’t say a word. If the Great Depression isn’t over when we finish this dam, I think I’ll go with the other guys to Washington State. I hear they will be building the Grand Coulee Dam out there, and I hope I’ll be able to get a job with the skills I’ve gained here. Plus, I’ll be able to Analyze This Analyze the accounts of Butch Wilson and Stuart perform death-defying feats for Latimer.

At the end of 1931, Six Companies opened the town of Boulder City in Nevada for us, and things got even better. The people in charge recognized how dangerous Ragtown had become. So they built us a city and moved us workers and families into it. Now I get to rent a room in the men’s dormitory for cheap. Families get to rent new houses, and the kids are finally back in school. We’re fed three square meals a day in the company mess hall for cheap too. 28 I can eat all I want, enough food for three guys, and the mess hall workers don’t say a word.

An Explosive Job You’d Rather Not Do. New York: Franklin Watts, 2012. Mann, Elizabeth. Hoover Dam. New York: Mikaya, 2001. Zuehlke, Jeffrey. The Hoover Dam. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 2010. com/topics/hoover-dam This Web site has more information, including videos, about the Hoover Dam. gov/lc/hooverdam/ Visitors to this Web site will find photographs that were taken during the Hoover Dam’s construction. 31 Index Alamo Canal, 9 Black Canyon, 6, 18, 21, 23–25, 28 Boulder Canyon Project Act, 6–7 Boulder City, Nevada, 28 Colorado River, 4–6, 8–11, 21, 26 Congress, 7 Coolidge, Calvin, 6 Crowe, Frank, 22 Grand Canyon, 5–6 Grand Coulee Dam, 29 Great Depression, 13–15, 20, 29 high scaler, 22–28 Hoover Dam, 11, 19 hydroelectric power, 9–10, 11 irrigation, 6, 8 Ives, Joseph Christmas, 6 Las Vegas, Nevada, 21 Powell, John Wesley, 4–6 deaths, 25–26 drilling jumbo, 18 farming, 6, 8–9 Ragtown, Nevada, 15–16, 18, 21–22, 28 Russell, Jack, 25 Six Companies, 21, 28 About the Author Kelly Milner Halls has written nearly 30 books, along with hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles.

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