American Experience

Hoover Dam

Season 11 Episode 3 | 52m 25s

Hoover Dam's electrical output helped build the ships and planes used in World War II; its water grew fruits and vegetables in California. It tamed a wild river and, for a time, renewed faith in American ingenuity and technology.

Aired: 11/09/09

Expired: 11/10/12

Rating: TV-PG

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