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On this day in 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam on the state border of Arizona and Nevada

On this day in 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam on the state border of Arizona and Nevada. For its time, it was the tallest dam in the world and provided essential flood control, as well as the expansion of irrigated farming in the desert. The dam also created America’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead. […]