Scenic USA - Nevada
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Alastair Allan
Alastair's Photo Gallery
Higher than any dam built before, the Hoover Dam is one of the tallest in the Northern Hemisphere. Anchored to the sidewalls of Black Canyon and 660 feet thick at the base, the 726 foot high structure has held back the Colorado River since 1935. Some see it as a huge blemish on the ancient desert where Native Americans roamed for 10,000 years. Here along the banks of the Colorado River Indian Tribes hunted game, collected desert plants and grew maize, squash and beans.
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