Hoover Dam in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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.
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Location. 36° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Heroes of Hoover (here, next to this marker); The Dog Who Owned a Dam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hoover Dam Construction Mascot (about 300 feet away); Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium (about 700 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoover Dam.
Additional keywords. United States Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,415 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on November 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on June 29, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on December 25, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.