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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam This comprehensive site about the Hoover Dam--the online companion to the PBS "American Experience" documentary film produced about the dam -- includes historically significant documents and photos, a timeline, maps, and more. The site covers the engineering challenges faced by the builders
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Hoover Dam


This comprehensive site about the Hoover Dam--the online companion to the PBS "American Experience" documentary film produced about the dam -- includes historically significant documents and photos, a timeline, maps, and more. The site covers the engineering challenges faced by the builders and explores the dam's cultural significance for a country struggling to come out of the Great Depression. It also looks at the environmental impact of large-scale construction projects.

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