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Hoover Dam in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

High Scaler

 
 
High Scaler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
1. High Scaler Marker
Inscription. The man depicted on this monument is performing one of the most dangerous yet essential jobs in the construction of the (Boulder) Hoover Dam. Sitting in a bosunís chair, hundreds of feet in the air, his job was to set charges and clear the loose rock from the face of the canyon walls.

This statue depicts Joe Kine, who performed the work of a high scaler at Boulder Dam, Glen Canyon Dam and other reclamation projects in the 1930ís and 1940ís. Joe was given the first artistís proof several years before his death in 1998.

This monument is dedicated to all of the men who labored to build Hoover Dam, 98 of whom lost their lives during various phases of the project. J.G. Tierney, a U.S.B.R. employee, was the final fatality.

Steven Liguori, the artist of the High Scaler, was commissioned to do the original bronze statue by Bert Hansen. This statue was made possible through donations to the Nevada Business Enterprise Program for the Blind.

September 2000

(List of names)
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 36° 0.929′ N, 114° 44.456′ W. Marker is in Hoover Dam, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on U.S. 93, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
High Scaler in Bronze image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
2. High Scaler in Bronze
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hoover Dam and Lake Mead (about 700 feet away); They Died to Make the Desert Bloom (about 700 feet away); They Laboured that Millions might see a Brighter Day (about 700 feet away); Dr. Elwood Mead (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Dr. Elwood Mead (about 700 feet away); Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hoover Dam (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hoover Dam.
 
Additional keywords. United States Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
High Scaler Sculpture on rock wall image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
3. High Scaler Sculpture on rock wall
2001 Look image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 2001
4. 2001 Look
High Scaler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
5. High Scaler Marker
 
 
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