Building the Dam Story

At the end, if there is success, one wonders how. Through this wonder one discovers the story. This blog is dedicated to that discovery.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The view from here

So, this is the front side of the Hoover Dam as it is today, a symbol of power, control, unshakable beauty and strength. It is immense and it does inspire. It is also a sign of our very short time here as inhabitants on the land deemed by name as America. For had we known what the dam would be capable of (development, development, and more...development) mostly in sunny California, would we have destroyed a river for it?
The history of this dam building deserves sincere thought. Which brings me back to wanting to share the letters from Jake Adams to his brother Moses, sometime around 1931 when the groundbreaking had just begun...

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