Describes the history of the Hoover Dam, why and how it was built, and how it works. Hoover Dam is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona in the United States, in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. It is an arch-gravity concrete dam that was once known as Bolder Dam. Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression, beginning in 1931 and ending in1936. The power generated from the dam helps support Nevada, California and Arizona. Hoover Dam is also a popular tourist attraction, drawing almost a million visitors every year.
Located near many famous buildings, such as the Capitol Building, the White House, and the U. S. Supreme Court Building, the National Mall is of our countries most beautiful symbols. Gardens, monuments, museums, and open spaces make this serene landmark of our country a wonderful, peaceful place to visit.
"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.
Explore With Jacques Cartier (Travel With the Great Explorers)
French navigator Jacques Cartier was born on December 31, 1491, in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France, and was sent by King Francis I to the New World in search of riches and a new route to Asia in 1534. His exploration of the St. Lawrence River allowed France to lay claim to lands that would become Canada. He died in Saint-Malo in 1557.
Curiosities of London contains an informative and entertaining selection of walks around well-known and some less-visited parts of London, revealing oddities, bizarre connections and strange stories from the past which echo through the city streets. Brandon and Brooke reveal the urban myths that abound, the origins of wonderful place names such as Bear Gardens and Gin Lane, and shocking Mafia-linked murders, in addition to other tantalising tales.
A colorful and detailed guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of the city. This brand-new guide is boldly redesigned where no NFT has gone before, offering a quick snapshot of each neighborhood from the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village to Harlem and Inwood in a colorful and stylish layout. Start flipping through and you’ll immediately notice something very different from the NFT classic.
The port of New York, Manhattan Harbor, is always bustling; any resident of or visitor to New York is quick to recognize the integral part the port plays in the life of the city, but the vessels that keep it alive are rarely focused on. In these six stories, Brian Cudahy provides us with a unique and wonderful tour of the port of New York through the 20th century. From the Iron Steamboat Company to the Norwiegan Cruise lines, Around Manhattan Island is a treasure for all with an interest in maritime history, and for all who love New York.