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Near Boulder City in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Hoover Dam Construction Mascot

The Dog Who Owned the Dam

 
 
The Hoover Dam Construction Mascot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
1. The Hoover Dam Construction Mascot Marker
Inscription.  The Hoover Dam construction crew’s mascot was found as a puppy by workers at the construction camp. This dog traveled to and from the dam site with them and spent his days visiting the many work areas. On February 21, 1941, the life of this devoted animal came to an end when a truck under which he was sleeping rolled over him. The grave below was completed by workers later that same day.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
 
Location. 36° 0.976′ N, 114° 44.415′ W. Marker is near Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Hoover Dam Access Road. The marker is on the rock face above the plaza between the Hoover Dam Café and the elevator. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dog Who Owned a Dam (here, next to this marker); "High Scaler" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heroes of Hoover (about 400 feet away); Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium (about 400
The Hoover Dam Construction Mascot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
2. The Hoover Dam Construction Mascot Marker
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feet away); Hoover Dam and Lake Mead (about 400 feet away); They Died to Make the Desert Bloom (about 400 feet away); They Laboured that Millions might see a Brighter Day (about 400 feet away); Dr. Elwood Mead (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
 
The Hoover Dam Construction Mascot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
3. The Hoover Dam Construction Mascot Marker
Old marker, new marker, and the tomb
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 2, 2017
4. The Tomb
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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