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Hoover Dam


Irene and Ben took the three girls on a daylong trip to Hoover Dam, including a guided tour that Natalie yawned through, though she had to admit the place was impressive, if you happen to like wonders of the world.
Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  a large dam on the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona
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Built in the 1930s, the dam was a major engineering feat and created the largest reservoir (Lake Mead) in the United States.
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  • Irene and Ben took the three girls on a daylong trip to Hoover Dam, including a guided tour that Natalie yawned through, though she had to admit the place was impressive, if you happen to like wonders of the world.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • It was like building the Hoover Dam in a way.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • What, you thought I lived at Hoover Dam?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • This lower stretch of the river, from Hoover Dam to the gulf, has little in common with the unbridled torrent that explodes through the Grand Canyon, some 250 miles upstream from Topock.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • "Hoover Dam," Thalia said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Then there was the time he fixed a broken sluice gate on the Hoover Dam and saved the lives of thousands of people who would have drowned if the dam had burst.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • The subsequent growth of Las Vegas was made possible by the federal government, which spent billions of dollars to erect the Hoover Dam and build military bases near the city.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Then I thought about Rachel Elizabeth Dare, and the special ability she’d shown last winter at Hoover Dam.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • You did that at Hoover Dam.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • She recognized me from Hoover Dam, so-
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth

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  • Whenever I thought about her (and I’m not saying I thought about her; she just like crossed my mind from time to time, okay?), I always figured she lived in the Hoover Dam area, since that’s where I’d met her.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • It seemed like cruel fate that we’d come to Hoover Dam, one of Annabeth’s personal favorites, and she wasn’t here to see it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Then he just popped into the water at Hoover Dam.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • For some strange reason, I found myself thinking about Hoover Dam, and the odd mortal girl I’d run into there, Rachel Elizabeth Dare.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Hoover Dam [8] , Aswan Dam [9]
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