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Boulder Dam opened: Water is released from Boulder Dam in Boulder City, Nevada and production of electricity from dam begins.

Boulder Dam in Boulder City, Nevada. Boulder Dam and the interiors of the power plant and generators. Gauges inside the plant. Water gushes at a high speed from the dam. Production of electricity starts. Aerial view of water gushing out from the dam. A TWA airplane flies over Boulder Dam.

Date: 1936, September 12
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Boulder City built to house employees engaged in Boulder dam excavation and construction.

Documents the excavation and construction of the Boulder Dam (Later named Hoover Dam). Boat in a river at the Black Canyon. A man points to the map of United States. Water floods in agricultural district. River in a deep valley between cliffs. Map points out Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada. Deserts of South West. Excavating mountains by truck. Cargo train runs on track. Men work in factories. Industrial equipment. Engineers and surveyors at construction site. Small town (Boulder City) built to house employees. Various buildings of town. Building housing the officers of Pacific administration. Traffic on street and gardens outside houses. White cottages in town. Cooks prepare food in kitchen. Men served in large dining hall. Passenger trucks loaded with workers, moves for dam site. Workers leave trucks at dam site.

Date: 1936
Duration: 4 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Different stages of the Boulder Dam (later Hoover dam) construction and completion in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River

The construction of the Boulder Dam, later the Hoover dam, in Boulder City, Nevada. Construction of the Boulder Dam underway at the dam site in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Equipment at work at the site. A crane transports movable sections and place them on the side walls of the dam. An operator at the controls of the crane. Rocky side walls of the canyon. An officer watches the construction work. The tunnel on the dam through which water flows. Onlookers and officials beside the flowing water as the final gates of the dam are closed in the grand opening of the dam. The construction material at the site. Aerial views of the construction site.

Date: 1935, February 4
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
A streamlined passenger express visits the government's giant engineering project of the Boulder Dam in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A streamlined passenger express train passes by at the Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) construction site at Boulder City near Las Vegas, Nevada. The train on a railway track. Interior of the train. Men stand in the train and watch outside. The Colorado River amidst the mountains. View of the countryside. People stand near the railway track. The train passes across a bridge and views of the dam construction underway in Black Canyon.

Date: 1934, March 12
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Giant pipe units fabricated at Babcock and Wilcox Mill for Boulder Dam construction, Nevada.

The construction of Boulder Dam, later renamed as the Hoover Dam. Exteriors of Babcock and Wilcox Mill near Boulder Dam construction site, Nevada. Steel sheets manufactured. Technicians and workers work with equipment. Pipe units are made from sheets after shaping the sheets. Worker welds sheets. Man work with equipment during laboratory tests. Men work with huge pipe units. High capacity cranes swinging pipe unit. Giant lathe used to join individual sections of pipe units. Pipe section ready for insulation. Tractor trailer carrying a giant pipe unit on road. Pipe unit on Canyon rim, exactly over the dam site. Pipe unit is maneuvered for loading into the Canyon. Man at control tower of the cable way on cliff. Pipe unit transferred through cable ways. Pipe lowers into the canyon. Pipe units taken into tunnel.

Date: 1936
Duration: 7 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Arrangements in Boulder City for workmen during the construction of Boulder Dam over the Colorado River in the United States.

Boulder City at the time of the construction of Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) on the Colorado River in the United States. A desert area with mountains in view. Houses and buildings in Boulder City. A park with many trees. A walkway in a park. A building at a distance. The Office of the Bureau of Reclamation. A lawn around the building. A stores building. A vehicle near the building. Arcades in front of houses provide protection from the sun. Workmen's houses and buildings in clusters. Dormitories for single workmen. Two men at work in a workmen's mess. Several workmen seated at tables in a mess hall. Passenger motor trucks in front of the workmen's houses. The workmen get into the trucks. The trucks drive on a path. The workmen get down from the trucks at the dam site.

Date: 1936
Duration: 4 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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