Today in History: Hoover Dam construction began in 1930

 

 

Today in History: Hoover Dam construction began in 1930

85 years ago today, construction of the Hoover Dam began. Between 1930 and 1935, a total of 21,000 men built the world’s largest dam of its time. The $49 million project was also one of the largest manmade structures in the world. Hoover Dam was dedicated on September 30, 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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