There was something about this plaque that appealed to me during a visit to the massive Hoover Dam that straddles the Nevada and Arizona borders.
I loved the period font; immediately evocative of the 1920’s and 1930’s, isn’t it?
Mostly, though, I like the idea of thousands of proud builders who want you to know….in brass….forevermore….just exactly how many butterfly valves and steel penstocks they worked so hard to install in order to tame the mighty Colorado River, in the teeth of the Great Depression.
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