Great Building Feats Series
Lesley A. DuTemple – In the late 1920’s the US government wanted to build a huge dam to control Colorado River flooding, generate electricity, and turn desert into rich farmland. Thousands of jobs would be created during the Great Depression. But the dam was to be built in a 1200 ft deep, narrow canyon… . Read about tremendous obstacles, the amount of manpower, and the dangerous working conditions and loss of life that occurred while the dam was being built.