I like history now much more then I did in school - although I did like it in school - maybe here it is so real and you can see and feel it. The Hoover Dam is powerful. It tames the Colorado River.
Not only does it tame it - so that the lands don't get flooded out and they can use the water when needed - it harnesses it and it's energy to use as a power source for out west. Once a very damaging river - now is a controlled one.
They first had to split the river in two - and dry up the area where they wanted to dam it. Tons and tons and tons of concrete. They knew it would take years to cool down and become hard - they even brought in things to hurry that process up.
These men worked 363 days - with only two days off a year - can you imagine anyone nowadays working that hard without suing? And these men were grateful!
They harnessed the power of the river and half goes to Arizona and half to Nevada. The dam itself has one unit - and is totally paid for by that. And yes it is sideways - it is not my camera! That is the new bridge building built.
There are stop or check points as you near the Hoover Dam - every car is stopped and looked at. Probably for 9-11 security. They used to let you go farther down to the bottom of the dam - but no longer, probably for the same reason. Sad.
Amazing how men can build things like this.
Lake Mead - part of the Colorado River - it is like a holding tank for it. Isn't that color beautiful?
This is the inside. If I remember correctly there are 6 on one side and 7 on the other. They are huge. These are the generators.
Happy Birthday Angela Houston - wikipedia
While working as a model in her teens during the late 1960s, Huston had a relationship with photographer Bob Richardson, who was 23 years her senior.
She was also involved with actor Ryan O'Neal.
Her on-and-off relationship with actor Jack Nicholson spanned from 1973 to 1990 and included an incident in which she became a witness for the prosecution at Roman Polanski's 1977 trial regarding the statutory rape of a thirteen-year-old girl in Nicholson's home. Her testimony, which was reportedly made in exchange for dropping charges of cocaine possession, in which she had arrived at the residence she had just recently shared with Nicholson, was intended to be used against Polanski to place him in the bedroom with the alleged victim, but once a plea bargain was struck her testimony became unnecessary.
On May 23, 1992, she married sculptor Robert Graham Jr.. The couple lived in Venice, California until his death on December 27, 2008.
She owns a ranch in Three Rivers, California, just east of Visalia, which she visits often.
Gee a stars life is messy isn't it - but money does talk and so does fame. But what does it say?