The Story of the Hoover Dam. A History Perspectives Book by Kelly Milner Halls

By Kelly Milner Halls

This booklet relays the genuine info of the tale of the Hoover Dam, which used to be in-built the Nineteen Thirties. The narrative offers a number of money owed of the development, and readers study information in the course of the perspective of a Colorado River explorer, a dam employee, and a dam laborers daughter. The textual content bargains possibilities to check and distinction numerous views within the textual content whereas accumulating and studying information regarding a historic occasion.

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I hear they will be building the Grand Coulee Dam out there, and I hope I’ll be able to get a job with the skills I’ve gained here. Plus, I’ll be able to Analyze This Analyze the accounts of Butch Wilson and Stuart perform death-defying feats for Latimer. How are their folks in the Pacific Northwest too. stories alike? How are they I always did want to be a star. different? 29 Look, Look Again Take a close look at this image showing the end stages of the dam construction and answer the following questions: 1.

Families get to rent new houses, and the kids are finally back in school. We’re fed three square meals a day in the company mess hall for cheap too. 28 I can eat all I want, enough food for three guys, and the mess hall workers don’t say a word. If the Great Depression isn’t over when we finish this dam, I think I’ll go with the other guys to Washington State. I hear they will be building the Grand Coulee Dam out there, and I hope I’ll be able to get a job with the skills I’ve gained here. Plus, I’ll be able to Analyze This Analyze the accounts of Butch Wilson and Stuart perform death-defying feats for Latimer.

30 Glossary dormitory (DOR-mi-tor-ee) a building with many separate rooms for sleeping fertile (FUR-tuhl) good for growing crops Great Depression (GRAYT di-PRESH-uhn) the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s hydroelectric (hye-droh-i-LEK-trik) something that uses the power of water to produce electricity irrigation (ir-uh-GAE-shuhn) the watering of land by artificial means in order to grow crops jackhammers (JAK-ham-urs) tools using compressed air for drilling through rock or other hard surfaces by repeated pounding actions rappelling (ruh-PEL-ing) descending a rope under control on the face of a cliff or canyon runoff (RUHN-awf) the precipitation that reaches rivers and streams silt (SILT) very small particles of soil that are carried by flowing water Learn More Further Reading Graham, Ian.

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