Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Las Vegas, NV

I went to Las Vegas with J. and his family. We got to ride on FOUR airplanes! We went to Las Vegas to see J.'s Aunt Megan get married. We stayed at a hotel in Las Vegas called Paris pictured on the right. I also got to visit the Hoover Dam. On top is a picture I took of the family at the Hoover Dam which is really close to Las Vegas. I learned lots about the Hoover Dam.

The Hoover Dam is a concrete gravity dam.

It was built for flood control and for hydroelectric power generation.
It took four years to build the dam and it was built for $1,000,000 UNDER budget.

Boulder City, Nevada was built for the men and their families that helped to build the dam. It is located about 20 miles from Las Vegas, near the dam.

Ninety-six men were killed building the Hoover Dam and their names are on a wall to remember them.

The Hoover Dam was named for the 31st President Herbert Hoover.

J. and I had a GREAT time, but we were so tired from having some much FUN!

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