By | January 23, 2012

Reshared post from +Tom Anderson

The Hoover Dam is a nerd's delight. It's about a 30 minute drive from Vegas. Construction started in 1931 and was completed in 1936. A whole city — Boulder City — was created to house the people that worked on it and the town is still there today (population 15,000). I took a tour of the dam last week, and it's pretty awesome to walk inside the dam itself and see the power generators up close. It's amazing to see the towers, poles and wires at extreme angles on the cliff shooting out in a thousand directions to the millions of homes they power. The generators supply power to Nevada, Arizona and California. This was very hard to photograph… I'm gonna go back and try again this week. 🙂

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