1931-1936: Construction of the Hoover Dam Chris August 24, 2012 1930-1939, Architecture 5 CommentsFavourited 1282 times Add to favourites 5 Responses Aristocrat August 24, 2012 Just a bunch of socialism and stuff. Hurrumph! Taxes should only be used to pay rich people for being rich. Reply Shari August 24, 2012 I have an old Coke Bottle commemorating to the men and women that built the now “Hoover Dam” Boulder Dam, in the early 1930′s Says the best by a DAMSITE Boulder products Las Vegas NEV. Coca Cola Bottling Co For sale on my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ALittleDusty Reply Cleareye September 17, 2012 These guys were builders, not bs-ers. Reply Mike Withers October 2, 2012 I don’t believe the Hoover dam was a WPA project I seem to remember seeing a documentary that said the contractor cut lots of corners as far as safety goes, at the cost of lives and safety all so they could make more profit on the project. That’s not to say the laborers on the project weren’t hard working and brave. Unfortunately they were taken advantage of because they had no other options for work. Reply Michael January 10, 2013 I believe that most of the job related fatalities that occurred during it’s construction was directly related to carbon monoxide poisoning and not falls. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.