The Story of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country's ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.

Hoover Dam

Photograph Gallery

Photo - Ariel view of Hoover Dam.Gathered on these pages are photographs of Hoover Dam, both recent and historic. The photographs are presented on the page as thumbnails, or small pictures. This will allow the page to load quicker. Click on the photograph in which you are interested for a larger view. A new browser window will open to display the image. Close the window to go to a different photograph.

Photographs have been organized into four section:

  1. Dam Views - modern views of the dam.
  2. Power Plant - views of the generators and other equipment.
  3. Historic Views - views from the period of construction.
  4. Old Post Cards - a collection of old post cards.

Click on the links in the navigation area to the left to move from section to section.

For information on ordering prints, video footage or other images, contact the Lower Colorado Regional Photo Lab staff by e-mail to: Andy Pernick at, Jeremy Moore at or Karen Cowan at, or by phone at 702-293-8591. If a photo number is listed, please use that for any requests.

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