Around Boulder City

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The original planners of Boulder City, Nevada, never expected that the community of workers and engineers would outlast the construction of the great Hoover Dam. The subsequent years challenged this assumption, however, as Boulder City continued to grow and thrive even after the dam was completed and the waters of the Colorado River were harnessed. As more families took road trips to visit the dam and other southwestern attractions, Boulder City became a tourism hub. Shops, restaurants, and hotels, including the famous Boulder Dam Hotel, were built, and even more visitors flocked to the nearby Lake Mead National Recreation Area after its establishment in 1964. Elton M. Garrett aptly described the city in the masthead of his newspaper, the Boulder Dam Challenge, in 1936: "Boulder City Carries On With Spirit With Which Boulder Dam Challenged Rio Colorado." Enjoy the rich history of Boulder City in this collection of 15 historic black-and-white postcards,
ISBN: 9780738525549
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nevada
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 200
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
Cheryl Ferrence has lived in Boulder City for the past 34 years. She has managed a newspaper office and a motel, worked in real estate sales, and was the executive director of the chamber of commerce. Most recently, she has served on the board of the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association as president and director.
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