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Photos: Hoover Dam construction in the 1930s

Photos: Hoover Dam construction in the 1930s

Hoover Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936. It was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was a huge effort involving thousands of workers. More than 100 people died during construction. It was originally known as Boulder Dam from 1933, but was officially renamed Hoover Dam by a joint resolution of Congress in 1947.

It provides water storage for Lake Mead and generates hydroelectric power through massive turbines.

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