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Boulder City History
by Laura Hutton, Museum Coordinator
Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum

Hoover Dam's 50th Anniversary Celebration



Fifty years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated our great dam, Boulder City had reason to celebrate. Through the economic hardships, unfamiliarity, and establishing homes out West, the citizens of Boulder City had created an oasis in the desert – a real community. Festivities were planned for the whole month of September but most events, such as the Burk Gal’ry Western Art Show, Chamber of Commerce Antique Auto Show and Parade, Rotary Pancake Breakfast, and Senior Center Depression Dinner, surrounded September 28th, which marks the day of Roosevelt’s dedication in 1935. A few other notable activities were the Bureau of Reclamation’s anniversary ceremonies at Hoover Dam, as well as Kae Pohe’s attempt (and success) to beat the Guinness World Record Laying of Pennies, which would in turn be donated to the BCMHA to help build a museum.

Below, I’ve included a few photographs from the events that took place in honor of the anniversary – you may just find yourself featured!









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