Around Boulder City

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The original planners of Boulder City, Nevada, did not expect 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."
ISBN: 9780738558769
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nevada
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (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. For this book, she has drawn images, many of them never before published, from the Boulder City Museum archives.
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