OPENING OF HOOVER DAM IN 1935 Aerial, ground and interior shots of the opening of Hoover Dam, also known as Boulder Dam, in 1935. Men are shown turning large wheels to open the flood gates, water pours into the reservoir.
HOOVER DAM BEGINS PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY As the President presses a golden key in Washington, enormous masses of water begin to move through the Boulder Dam (also called the Hoover Dam), turning the wheels for the first time and starting production of vast quantities of electricity.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:54:00, No Audio
CABLE CARS ABOVE HOOVER DAM CONSTRUCTION Workmen use cable cars to travel up and down and across a 1,000 foot canyon during construction of the Hoover Dam. Passenger POV of the sheer rock cliffs and work below give one a dizzying perspective on just how high up the cable car is.
DROUGHT IN THE MID-WEST A map of midwestern states in the U.S. that were affected by drought. The dry fields and starving animals that farmers fought to save during the drought. The construction of Hoover Dam as part of an irrigation system the government helped to create.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:02:23:00, With Audio
HOOVER DAM/LAKE MEAD/KINGMAN ROAD SIGN Hand held MS of Hoover Dam/Lake Mead/Kingman road sign, with Rte 93 and Rte 466 road signs just behind, with foliage and road in background. Camera pans left as blue period car drives into frame and continues down road.
Date: 1951 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:07:00, No Audio
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT OPENS THE NEW BOULDER DAM - 1936 American President Franklin D. Roosevelt opens the newly constructed Boulder Dam (aka Hoover Dam). "In the name of the people of the United States to whom you Boulder Dam are a symbol of greater things in the future and in the honored presence of guests from many nations I call you to life." Hoover's hand is then shown pressing the button on the device that begins the flow of water into the Dam.
BOULDER DAM OPENS - 1936 - AERIAL The waters pour into the newly opened Boulder Dam (aka Hoover Dam) to begin the massive task of filling the dam. Aerial of the dam as it fills up with white water. The new dam was opened in 1936 bringing a new source of power to the United States.
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