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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Hoover Dam
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04/17/2012
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The story of the colossus of concrete that brought electricity & water to millions, transforming the American Southwest

 


AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Hoover Dam

ORIGINAL BROADCAST: Monday 11/9 at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

Rising more than 700 feet above the raging waters of the Colorado River, it was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. Hoover Dam, built during the Great Depression, drew men desperate for work to a remote and rugged canyon near Las Vegas. There they struggled against heat, choking dust and perilous heights to build a colossus of concrete that brought electricity and water to millions and transformed the American Southwest. Peter Coyote narrates. Part of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The 1930s Series on CPTV

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