Letters: Oct. 13, 1930

Hoover's Dam


TIME usually well-informed makes two erroneous statements in its report of the Las Vegas, Nev. Boulder Dam celebration. In your issue of Sept. 29 you quote Secretary Wilbur saying, "I have the honor to name this dam after a great engineer who really started this greatest project of all time, the Hoover Dam." If the Secretary said that he was mistaken. Arthur Powell Davis, then U. S. Commissioner of Reclamation, was the man who started the engineering investigations and made the first report urging a government-built dam in Boulder Canyon. Senator...

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