DescriptionHoover Dam, also known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete gravity-arch dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. The dam, located 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, is named after Herbert Hoover, who played an instrumental role in its construction, first as Secretary of Commerce and then later as President of the United States. Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1935, more than two years ahead of schedule. The dam and the power plant are operated by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, Hoover Dam was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985 (wikipedia)
Steven Phraner, Byfield,MA,USA Member Since July 2006 Artist Statement I come from Seattle, which is probably why I take photographs. These days I live in Massachusetts, and like combining travel and photography. I began to use SLR cameras when living in Honolulu in the 70's, and now use DSLR. My wife and I work together on thousands of photos in our travel libraries, most of which have never seen the light of day. Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines, and if you visit the USS Arizona Memorial, toss in a flower for my late father (and his shipmates).He was buried onboard December 7, 2001.