Hoover Dam, located in Black Canyon on the Colorado River about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is a 700-hundred-foot-tall, concrete arch-gravity dam and is a modern marvel of the world, begging to be explored by anyone in the region (https://travelnevada.com).

According to Britannica, Hoover Dam is named in honour of Herbert Hoover, the U.S. president during whose administration (1929–33) construction began on the dam and whose work as commerce secretary in the 1920s secured agreements necessary for the project to proceed.

Construction

Erected during the Great Depression, the dam was a major endeavour that employed thousands of workers; around 100 fatalities occurred during its construction. Although legislation passed by Congress in 1931 officially named the dam for Hoover, officials in the succeeding administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman referred to it as Boulder Dam, its name during the planning stages before construction. In 1947 Truman signed a congressional resolution restoring the structure’s formal name to official use.

I hope you like the view of the Hoover Dam in 360°.