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In 1931, Utah joined Six Companies Inc. to raise the surety required to bid for the Boulder (Hoover) Dam contract. One of the world’s largest dams, Hoover Dam was completed in 1936 at a cost of $49 million. These scrapbooks document through...
2014-11-24
"#31-56 Secretary Wilbur Driving Silver Spike on Union Pacific Branch Line, Las Vegas to Boulder City, Sept. 17, 1930. #32-227 Beginning work on Six Companies, Inc. Railroad & Highway along Colorado River above Cape Horn - May 23, 1931....
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"#68 - The Sierra-California Power Company, substation above Damsite. August 7, 1931. #69 - Government lumping Plant at Colorado River - To Pump Water for Boulder City. August 7, 1931. #70 - Approach Cut, Lower Portals, Diversion Tunnels...
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"#286 workers coming for lunch. Boulder City, Nevada. Sept. 27, 1931. #285 Miners and workmen leaving Boulder City for the Canyon -Sept. 27, 1951. #209 Six Companies' Hospital under construction - Boulder City, Nevada - Sept....
2014-11-24
"#29 - Nevada Adit and Middle Suspension Bridge---June 30, 1931. #27 - Conway Mucking Machine Loading Cars at the Upper Portal, R. R. Tunnel #1. June 30, 1931."
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"#60 - Boulder City, August 9, 1931. #6l - Government Railroad & Government Highway in Hemenway Wash. August 9, 1931. #62 - Government Highway, Boulder City to Damsite. August 7, 1931. #63 - Government Highway, Boulder City to Damsite....
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"#291-39 Ingersoll Rand Compressor Plant No, 1. May 23, 1931. "
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"#289 The Anderson Mess Hall, Boulder City, Nevada - Sept. 27, 1931. #243 Anderson's Mess Hall, Boulder City, Nevada. North Wing Dining Room. Seat¬ing capacity 500 each wing. Sept. 24, 1931. #240 Anderson's Mess Hall,...
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"#76 - Masonry Retaining Wall for Highway Fill above Damsite. August 9, 1931 #77 - Location Lower Highway Switch Back above Damsite August 9, 1931. #78 - Dump Truck on Arizona Side and Approach Cut, Lower #1 & #2 Tunners, Nevada Side....
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"#56 - Lower Portal Diversion Tunnel #2 August 9, 1931. #57 - Lower Portal, Diversion Tunnel #3 Arizona Side - Also Shops. August 9, 1931. #58 - 6"" Air Line suspended from Compressor Plant No. 3 to Arizona Side. August 9th, 1931. #59 -...
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"#44 - Railroad Grade between Gateway and Cape Horn. August 8, 1931. - River Camp August 6, 1931. #46 - Insurance Company Signs near River Camp. Aug. 9, 1931. #47 - Six Companies' Railroad -Grading below Cape Horn. August 9,...
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"#52 - Cat Walk & Plant at Nevada Adit. August 9, 1931. #53 - Arizona Adit & Bunkers August 9, 1931. #54 - Boat Landing: Incline Track Compressor Plant & shop Arizona Adit August 9, 1931. #55 - Compressor Plant, Arizona Adit August 9, 1931 "
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"#22 - No. 1, Marion Electric Shovel Loading Trucks, Lower Portal No. 1 Tunnel, July 6, 1931. #24 - Drilling for Rock Excavation, Lower Portal No. 2 Tunnel. July 6, 1931. #19 - No. 3 Compressor Plant, June 25, 1931. #20 - No. 3 Compressor...
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"#48 - Six Companies' Railroad Grade below Cape Horn. Aug. 9, 1931. #49 - Upper Portal Six Companies' Railroad Tunnel #1. August 9, 1931. #50 - Six Companies' Railroad Grade above Railroad Tunnel #1, showing proposed location of...
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"#262 Homes for the employees of Six Companies, at Boulder City, Nev. - Sept. 25, 1931. #85 Boulder City, nevada- Aug. 27, 1931. # 264 Boulder City- Government houses in foreground; others Six Companies' Sept. 27, 1931. # 265 Boulder City,...
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"#64- Government Highway & Government Railroad, Boulder City to Damsite. August 7, 1931. #65- Highway (Government) Boulder City to Damsite. August 7th, 1931. #66 - Highway Grade by Six Companies above Damsite. Aug. 10, 1931. #67 -...
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"#35-269 First shot, Construction of Water Trail Canyon Road. May 2, 1931. #36-236 First Portable Compressor at Railroad Tunnel No. 1. May 22, 1931. #37-260 Bucyrus Shovel Working on Road to Lower End of Tunnels #1 & #2, May 2, 1931....
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"#72 - Compressor Plant No. 3 & Approach Cut, lower end Diversion Tunnels Nos. 1 & 2. Nevada Side. August 7, 1931. #73 - Lower Portal, Diversion Tunnel #2 August 9. 1931. #74 - Approach cut, Lower end of Diversion Tunnel No. 1 & 2, Nevada...
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"#40 - Railroad Tunnels, Government Railroad to Damsite. August 8, 1931. #41 - Hemenway Wash & Six Companies' Railroad Grade to Junction City. Aug. 8, 1931. #42 - Showing Location of Proposed Gravel Plant at Junction City & Six...
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"#23 - Shovel Excavation of Blasted Rock Cut, Highway to Top of Dam June 2nd, 1931. #25 - Bucyrus-Erie and #1 Marion Electric Shovels Excavating on different levels at Lower Portals #1 & #2 Tunnels. July 6, 1931. #26 - 43-B Bueyrus Erie...
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"A page of Boulder City views, showing some of the buildings erected by Six Companies Inc. # 750 View of Dormitory #5. Eight similar dormitories have been erected, each building housing 172 men in individual rooms. All buildings are...
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"#181 Government Highway to top of Dam - Sept. 9, 1931. #180 Government Highway to top of Dam. Six Companies' Construction Road in background - Sept. 9, 1931. #185 Setting Forms for Rook Wall - Upper Loop - on Government...
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"Work was being carried forward during November 1931 on both upper and lower faces of all Diversion Tunnels except Diversion Tunnel § 1, the inside tunnel on the Nevada side. Both upper and lower portals of this tunnel were started during...

"#418-419 - Panoramic view of Lower Portals of Diversion Tunnels Kb. 1 and No. 2, taken from Arizona side, Portal of No. 2 Tunnel enlarged to full size. Compressor Plant No. 3 on the left, and boat landing in foreground, October 28, 1931. #425...
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"A page of views of Six Companies Inc. Recreation Hall in Boulder City. This building houses pool and billiard tables, soda fountain, lunch counter, barber shop, reading room and card tables, cigar and magazine counter, and is the social and...
2014-11-24
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