Hoover Dam9th Island Explorations
Hover Dam, Colorado River
Destination , Ninth Island of Las Vegas, Nevada
Hoover Dam is the tallest arch dam constructed in the United States and forms one of the largest artificial reservoirs worldwide. The facility was initially named Boulder Dam but the name was changed in 1947 as the structure was dedicated to Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States. Throughout the years, it has received great recognition as an engineering project and has been declared a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). The construction of the Hoover Dam lasted between 1930 and 1936. The structure is established in Black Canyon, which is located at the border of Arizona and Nevada. The dam created one of the largest artificial lakes in the world known as Lake Mead.
Ninth Island Mythology
An old urban legend of Hoover Dam alleges those workers who fell into wet cement are entombed in the dam itself. While this myth isn’t true (this myth would actually make the dam structurally unsound), between 96 and 112 people were felled during the Hoover Dam’s construction. The causes of their collective demise varied and included accidental falls and equipment accidents.