Inside the Gate   Boulder City
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Boulder City life
  • Inside the Gate
  • Sims Ely
  • Town Life
  • Family Life
  • Boulder City Home
  • Life inside the city was predictable and enjoyable. Despite the Depression, everyone in Boulder City had a house and a job. And unlike many construction camps, Boulder City was home to the wives and children of the laborers.

    Boulder City had a small but thriving commercial sector. Businesses included restaurant, a movie theatre, and a variety of stores.

    Yet there were restrictions. Drinking, gambling, and prostitution were outlawed. The Bureau of Reclamation didn't want their city to resemble the "out-of-control" Las Vegas.

    In this section, you can learn more about family life, town life, and Sims Ely, the one man who had the greatest effect on everyone and everything in Boulder City.

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