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

Dr. Elwood Mead

Namesake of Lake Mead

 
 
Dr. Elwood Mead Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandie Kirchner, June 7, 2010
1. Dr. Elwood Mead Lower Marker
Inscription. Born in 1858, Dr. Elwood Mead became a world-renowned water and irrigation engineer. He wrote Wyoming's first water code, the basis for codes throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. He wrote the Carey Act, led water conservation and irrigation efforts in Victoria, Australia, and Palestine, created the Rural Institutions Program for the University of California, and led the first federal irrigation studies. He was the Bureau of Reclamation's first commissioner, serving from 1924 until his death in 1936. His last great project was Hoover Dam.
 
Erected 2007 by Queho Posse Chapter #1919 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus and the Bureau of Reclamation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 0.998′ N, 114° 44.339′ W. Marker is in Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on U.S. 93, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the far right in the row of markers at Hoover Dam, just below another Dr. Elwood Mead marker. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Died to Make the Desert Bloom
Dr. Elwood Mead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandie Kirchner, June 7, 2010
2. Dr. Elwood Mead Marker
Dr. Elwood Mead Marker is on the far right in the row of markers at Hoover Dam.
(here, next to this marker); They Laboured that Millions might see a Brighter Day (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Dr. Elwood Mead (here, next to this marker); Hoover Dam and Lake Mead (here, next to this marker); Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium (here, next to this marker); Hoover Dam (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); High Scaler (about 700 feet away); Anson Smith (approx. mile away in Arizona). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Dr. Elwood Mead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandie Kirchner
3. Dr. Elwood Mead Marker
See "Nearby Marker" for information regarding the top plaque.
Lake Mead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2009
4. Lake Mead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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