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Hoover Dam

The next day, we left Las Vegas in the morning to visit Hoover Dam on the border between the states of Nevada and Arizona. It is an concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Named after President Herbert Hoover, it was built between 1931-36 during the Great Depression. The conditions during the construction were harsh and more than one hundred workers lost their lives. Also, a construction of this scale had never been built before and some techniques were still unproven, but despite all this, the dam was finished more than two years ahead of schedule and has provided power for parts of Nevada, Arizona and California for more than 80 years.

I tried to get as much of the dam in one photo, which isn’t easy. This photo was taken from the Arizona side.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-12 11:33
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1466 kb

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