Hoover Dam construction -- cooling tower and refrigeration plant

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Hoover Dam construction -- cooling tower and refrigeration plant
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Original Date
Shows close-up of Hoover Dam cooling tower and refrigeration plant during construction. Photo was taken looking downstream. Buildings and structures and cables are in the photo. Includes the caption, "Telephoto view of Boulder Dam, cooling tower and refrigeration plant, looking downstream, September 14, 1933." Hoover Dam was known as Boulder Dam until the name was officially changed in 1947.
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Digitization Specifications
This file is derived from a high-resolution (300 dpi, 24-bit) uncompressed TIFF image that was scanned from the original using a HP Scanjet 4670 scanner with HP Scanning 2.3.1 scanning software, default color configuration. The TIFF files were converted into the JPEG2000 format.
Image Number
0267 2350
Resource Type
Still Image
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, Special Collections. W.A. Bechtel Collection.
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Jerry Powell2012-06-19 @ 02:11 PM
I wish there were more photo's of the refrigeratioin equipment. I am a 68 yr old retired refrigeration fitter. My first boss in the trade was Alex McCloud, he built the refrigeration plant at the construction site and when the job was done he removed the two Worthington compressors and installed them at Foremost Dairy down town LA. They were still operating when Alex showed them to me in 1963.
Patrick Ion2013-06-07 @ 07:00 PM
This is fascinating material. However, I do think mention should be made of, and an explanation provided for, the fact that the scanned caption on the photo from 1933 clearly says "Telephoto view of Boulder Dam, Cooling Tower and Refrigeration Plant" [NOT Hoover Dam].
UNLV Library Staff2013-06-10 @ 01:18 PM
Thank you for your interest in our collection and your comment. We have added a note referring to your observation and appreciate your input.