Part of the crowd at the Boulder Junction ceremonies

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Part of the crowd at the Boulder Junction ceremonies
Davis, Glenn A. (photographer)
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Original Date
Part of the crowd of over 10,000 people who gathered at Boulder Junction, which is seven miles southest of Las Vegas, on Sept. 17, 1930, to watch Dr. Lyman Wilbur of the Bureau of Reclamation drive a silver spike at the point where the new Union Pacific Railroad will begin its branch line to the dam site. This ceremony also celebrated the beginning of the work on the Boulder Canyon Project. Two American flags fly over a platform with a sign with "Boulder Junction" on it and bunting around the top. People stand on the platform. This is southern Nevada's largest assemblage to date. A large crowd stands around the platform facing the railroad tracks. There are what appear to be two trucks parked near the tracks. A tour bus and rows of cars are parked in the background. There is a speaker for a sound system to the right of the platform.
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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
0020 0138
Resource Type
Still Image
Is Part Of,8
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, Special Collections. Glenn A. Davis Collection.
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