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The Boulder City History Museum

The Boulder Dam Hotel, also known as the Boulder City Inn, was designed by architect Henry Smith and built in 1933 to accommodate workers constructing the Hoover Dam. Henry Smith utilized a Colonial Revival style for the hotel. Currently the hotel serves as the Boulder City History Musuem.

The musuem has various exhibits in the construction of the Hoover Dam.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had visited the Hoover Dam, at the time called the Hoover City Dam, at its completion.

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The Hoover Dam Lodge’s Photos of the Construction of the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam Lodge has a multitude of historical photos relating to the construction of the Hoover Dam, formerly known as the Boulder Dam, under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration.  The Hoover Dam, amungst the Grand Coulee Dam and other new dams in the United States, were approved to put people to work during the period of the “Great Depression”.

Author’s Note:

The Boulder Canyon Project Act, which allocated funds for the construction of the Boulder Dam, was approved by Congress in 1928 and signed into law by President Herbert Clark Hoover.  According the U.S. Department of the Interior – Office of Reclamation another act of congress changed the name of the Boulder Dam to the Hoover Dam in February 14, 1931.

Hoover Dam, The Lost City Museum

The Lost City Museum

When I started my cross country trip to Virginia, I took a detour to see the “Lost City Musuem” in Overton, Nevada. This site used to be inhabited by the Anasazi Indians from 300 to 700 B.C. and was the first Indian civilization to build a city within the state of Nevada.

During the construction of the Hoover Dam, relics from the former Indian city was discovered by government workers. Due to this significant historical find, the CCC conservation built the Boulder Dam Park Museum on the site of the Pueblo Grande de Nevada Archelogical Area. Replicas of huts and storage areas built by members of the ancient city lay outside of the musuem.

The former Native American site also has a plaque recognizing a part of Mormon pioneer history, that occurred due to the Mormon Saint Thomas settlement by Lake Meade on January of 1865.