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American Experience; Hoover Dam


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American Experience
Hoover Dam
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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Rising more than 700 feet above the raging waters of the Colorado River, it was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. Hoover Dam, built during the Great Depression, drew men desperate for work to a remote and rugged canyon near Las Vegas. There they struggled against brutal heat, choking dust and perilous heights to build a colossus of concrete that brought electricity and water to millions, transforming the American Southwest. Peter Coyote narrates.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Hoover Dam,” 10/30/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3166659E5461466F81F3D022F2EEB9D8.
MLA: “American Experience; Hoover Dam.” 10/30/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3166659E5461466F81F3D022F2EEB9D8>.
APA: American Experience; Hoover Dam. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3166659E5461466F81F3D022F2EEB9D8
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