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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region in [Boulder City, Nev.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dams -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Design and construction -- History,
  • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.),
  • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesReclamation, managing water in the West
    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Reclamation. Lower Colorado Region
    The Physical Object
    Pagination57 p. :
    Number of Pages57
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14550975M
    OCLC/WorldCa65176115


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