Lake Mead…

The next two nights were spent at Lake Mead RV Village located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  About 20 minutes was Hoover Dam.

In the early 1900’s, people wanted to be protected from flooding of the Colorado River.  By building a dam it could regulate the flow of the river, generate electricity and provide water for drinking and irrigation.  At the time it was known as the Boulder Dam and world’s tallest dam built.  The Boulder Dam was completed in 1936 and formed Lake Mead.  In 1947, it was officially renamed the Hoover Dam for President Herbert Hoover.

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