HooverDam, was built in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, during the depressionera of the twentieth century.  The dam’s construction was authorized by The Boulder Canyon Project Act of 1928.[1]  Situated along the border between the United States’ southwesternstates of Nevada and Arizona, its construction began in 1931, during PresidentHerbert Hoover’s tenure and was… Read More


Several years ago, I drove from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam.  The 30-odd mile trip, which takes some forty-five minutes, snakes down Nevada Route 93, the Great Basin Highway, in a southeasterly direction, past the town of Henderson.  Departing Las Vegas, which sits at an elevation of approximately 2,000 feet (610 m), one drives… Read More