Department of the Interior video on the Story of Hoover Dam
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Photos, Maps and Information about Hoover Dam and the surrounding lakes
Educators & Librarians: You may order “Hoover Dam” at PBS Video
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.