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Prelinger Archives. Boulder Dam (c. 1950) / Prelinger Archives.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorPrelinger Archives.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1950.
Description1 streaming video file (35 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Boulder Dam (c. 1950)
Contents Boulder Dam (c. 1950) (35:00)
Abstract This Prelinger Archives film documents the logistical and construction process that created Boulder Dam, now called Hoover Dam. Completed in 1936, the dam was the world's largest hydroelectric power generating station and the world's largest concrete structure (although in 1945 it was surpassed in both respects by the Grand Coulee Dam.) The film depicts the blasting procedures necessary to begin construction, visits worker housing and meal facilities, shows how equipment and materials were transported to work sites, and highlights the often daring and sometimes deadly feats of physical labor that workers performed. The exterior and inner workings of the finished dam are also explored in detail.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
CreditsFootage provided by U.S. Department of Labor.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Prelinger Archives, 1950.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number41797 Films Media Group

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