Now What? Hoover Dam Research
6/11/2014
Supposedly my grandfather worked on Hoover Dam with his brother. How can I research this? Expert answers for your genealogical questions.
Q. Supposedly my grandfather worked on Hoover Dam with his brother. How can I research this?
 
A. Nevada’s Hoover Dam (once known as Boulder Dam) was built during the 1930s, a time when many Americans found themselves out of work because of the Great Depression. According to the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum <www.bcmha.org> in Boulder City, Nev., “The Boulder Canyon Project was one of the few places in the country where men could find jobs, and thousands of workers migrated to southern Nevada hoping to find work and keep their families together.”