Around Boulder City, Nevada (Images of America Series)

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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...
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Overview


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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738558769
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/24/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,440,212
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


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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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments 6 Introduction 7
1 Construction Camp to Model Town 9
2 Boulder Dam or Hoover Dam? 25
3 Travel by Air, Rail, and Road 49
4 Rio Colorado 71
5 The Reservoir 83
6 The Boulder Dam Hotel 109
7 On the Outskirts of Town 117 Bibliography 127
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