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
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.
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