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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hoover Dam,

726 ft (221 m) high and 1,244 ft (379 m) long, on the Colorado River between Nev. and Ariz.; one of the world's largest dams. Built between 1931 and 1936 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the dam is named for President Herbert HooverHoover, Herbert Clark,
1874–1964, 31st President of the United States (1929–33), b. West Branch, Iowa. Wartime Relief Efforts

After graduating (1895) from Stanford, he worked as a mining engineer in many parts of the world.
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; from 1933 to 1947 it was known as Boulder Dam. A key unit on the ColoradoColorado
. 1 Great river of the SW United States, 1,450 mi (2,334 km) long, rising in the Rocky Mts. of N Colo., and flowing generally SW through Colo., Utah, Ariz., between Nev. and Ariz., and Ariz. and Calif.
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, the dam is a major supplier of hydroelectric power and provides for flood control, river regulation, and improved navigation. Hoover Dam impounds Lake MeadMead, Lake,
247 sq mi (640 sq km), on the Nev.-Ariz. border, formed by Hoover Dam across the Colorado River. The lake is 115 mi (185 km) long, from 1 to 8 mi (1.6–12.
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, the largest reservoir in the United States; water is used to irrigate more than 650,000 acres (263,000 hectares) in S California and Arizona, and c.400,000 acres (162,000 hectares) in Mexico. The nearby O'Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge (2010), with the longest concrete arch, 1,079 ft (329 m), in the United States, crosses the river below the dam. Hoover Dam is part of Lake Mead National Recreation Area (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table). Boulder CityBoulder City,
residential city (1990 pop. 12,567), S Nev., just W of Hoover Dam near Lake Mead; inc. 1959. Built (1932) by the federal government as headquarters during the dam's construction, it became a self-governing municipality by act of Congress in 1958.
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, Nev., was built to house workers on the project.

Bibliography

See J. E. Stevens, Hoover Dam (1988).

Hoover Dam

a dam in the western US, on the Colorado River on the border between Nevada and Arizona; forms Lake Mead. Height: 222 m (727 ft.). Length: 354 m (1180 ft.)
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The Hoover Dam, on the border of Arizona and Nevada, provides water and electricity for Las Vegas.
Caption: Pictured approaching Hoover Dam from Las Vegas and--in a screen capture from the Daimler Trucks North America video--arriving for show time, the Inspiration Truck is the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open U.
Like the Hoover Dam and other hydroelectric power facilities, that additional amount of electricity would be produced without adding more C[O.
Lots of Las Vegas visitors want to go to Hoover Dam as part of a bus tour to the Grand Canyon," said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Bus Deals.
Obama seemed to use the Hoover Dam and the transcontinental railway to show how Americans "worked together" in order to point out that the Congress had not passed enough funding for infrastructure projects.
They even wanted to design a bridge that would fit with the style of the Hoover Dam itself.
More recently, fears of terrorist attacks on the dam prompted the Hoover Dam Bypass Project.
Completed in 1935, the Hoover Dam is still the highest concrete dam in the Western hemisphere and produces over four billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
By the 1980s, the Hoover Dam road was a major traffic chokepoint between Las Vegas and Phoenix, each of which had grown substantially during the intervening years.
He examines the physics behind such structures as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, the Forth Rail Bridge in Edinburgh, and Hoover Dam, discussing the basic elements and materials of large structures; the structural component of the truss; towers, steeples, skyscrapers, and other tall buildings; arches and domes; bridge types; basic dam designs; and demolition.
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