We were blown away by the sheer size of this dam and the enormous engineering feat this must have been when it was built between 1931 and 1936. The construction of this dam during the Great Depression was a massive effort by thousands of workers and cost over 100 lives.
The Hoover Dam is on the Colorado River with the state of Nevada on one side and Arizona on the other. This dam controls floods, provides irrigation water and produces hydro-electric power for private and public utilities in Nevada, Arizona and California.
Heading to our destination of Flagstaff, we stopped for lunch at a traditional American diner in Kingman on the famous Route 66. The burgers and home-made root beer were just the best!!