Boulder City: The Town that Built the Hoover Dam

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In the depths of the Great Depression, the United States undertook a task so monumental it demanded nearly five thousand people to complete. The Hoover Dam stands as a modern marvel, a testament to America's ingenuity. However, few know the story of the town that built the dam. To house the workers, Secretary of Interior Ray L. Wilbur envisioned a model of city planning, giving birth to Boulder City. Wilbur intended for the city to be temporary, to disappear once the dam was complete, but it didn't work out that way. Local author Paul W. Papa offers a unique look at a town that may have been forged by a dam but took on a life of its own.
ISBN: 9781467137157
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Nevada
Series: Brief History
Images: 94
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A thirty-year resident of Las Vegas, Paul Papa worked for nearly fifteen years in various casinos. Now, he owns a business that concentrates on nonfiction, technical and commercial writing. Paul is the author of several books including, It Happened in Las Vegas: Remarkable Events That Shaped History, Haunted Las Vegas: Famous Phantoms, Creepy Casinos, and Gambling Ghosts and Discovering Vintage Las Vegas: A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos & More.
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