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Hoover Dam Dedicated

The formal dedication of the Boulder Dam, which would eventually be renamed the Hoover Dam, occurred on September 30, 1935. While most of the work had been completed on the structure, the unfinished dam was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of his tour of the western United States. The Hoover Dam produces hydroelectric power for communities in Nevada, Arizona, and California, as well as controls flooding along the Colorado River. It is the first U.S. hydroelectric plant to produce a million kilowatts and is one of the largest power stations in world. By building the Hoover Dam along the Colorado River, Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, was created.

Items in Our Collection:

 Colossus : Hoover Dam and the making of the American century by Michael Hiltzik

 Hoover Dam : an American adventure by Joseph E Stevens

 Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium by American Society of Civil Engineers