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Hoover Dam History, Facts And Pictures

For every country Dam is very important from where electricity is generated, which is the main necessity for every human being. Hoover Dam located in the Nevada, Mohave county, Arizona. It is also given the name of Boulder Dam. The Dam was built on Colorado river which separates the two US states Nevada and Arizona. It’s height about 726 ft which is taller than Washington Monument and double taller than the Luxor Casino which is 338 ft. If we talk about its pedestal it is thick as two football fields. Its thickness is 660 ft.

More than 20,00 automobiles on a day drive across the 45 ft because it’s top of the dam very wide There is enough space in Hoover Dam to build a 2 lane road from Seattle from Washington to Miami. Because its dam has a roof it’s electricity period has much water to complete 100 gallons in one second or it can fill 15 average size swimming pools which contain 20,000 gallons each in every second. Its water pipes is 30 ft wide which contains so much water that it can fill 900 bathtubs which are approximately 100 gallons in one second. If we talk about its design or shape, its design is like a curve axe head which is 45 ft wide from the top and from the bottom is 660 ft thick.

When Hoover Dam has full power it can supply 17 generators to the city of 750,000 people and each generator has a weight of about 4 million pounds each. This Hoover dam was manufactured by Lake Mead and from 1931 to 1936 this dam was constructed and during these 96 men was killed in an accident, unfortunately.

If we talk about its cost to build the dam it’s about $2,000,000 of copper pennies which make the copper buses take electricity inside the powerhouse. In America every state has supplied the materials for the construction of this dam and from Los Angeles to Hoover 2700 miles of transmission lines of electricity are sent. Thus it is one of the biggest projects of America from where electricity is sent to all states of America.

Grand Canyon Natural Wonder Of The World Arizona USA

Grand Canyon is a great wonder of nature located in the state of Arizona in the United States. More than 5 million people visit each year to see one of the world’s largest Canyons. Grand Canyon is 450 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide the depth is more than one mile. To understand this figure first we need to know what Canyon actually stands for. The canyon is a deep ravine between cliffs that craved from the land by a river.

The maximum you will see it in arid areas where the cliffs and rocks are not as harder. The river cut the surrounding area water seeps in rocks cracks freeze and pushes the rocks on the side. Grand Canyon is also craved by the Colorado River. Geologist says that Grand Canyon comes is existence in millions of years of process.

The area is a part of Grand Canyon Park which is one of the most attractive natural parks in the world. There are two parts of Grand Canyon. One is called South Rim and the other is North Rim. Most people visit South rim as it is easy to access and open all the year.

North Rim is difficult to access also its thousand feet higher than the south. North rim is just 16 kilometers away from the southern part but if you go there by car the whole journey is 354 kilometers. If you hiking to go to north rim there is 34-kilometer hiking. The North area is almost closed from October to May. In summer also it’s difficult to access.

Grand Canyon Attraction

Along with sight watching, you can also do some additional activities here. Running, hiking, Rafting, and helicopter tours are also popular among tourists. Lipan Point is a good location to view the canon and also Grand Canyon skyline is a great sight viewing point. There is also few historic building and places in the south rim in Grand Canyon Village. Some most popular are Buckey O’Neill Cabin, Kolb Studio, El Tovar Hotel, and Hopi House.

For hotels and accommodation, you can choose Tusayan town, as its just one mile away from the south rim entrance. Tusayan is a small town and few hotels you will found who offer accommodation at reasonable prices. If you know any other place or any good hotel for stay at Grand Canyon please share it with us.

Grand Canyon beautiful view from up with red color stones.

Great sight views green water with cliffs in the middle.

Grand Canyon Skywalk, view from 7000 feet.

More than five million tourists visit each year to South Rim

Car rally on Grand Canyon


Boating and Rafting is a great attraction. Image Source 7USA8