A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Puddlers, Muckers and Nippers

The strip in Las Vegas is fine and dandy but getting out and exploring the area is also good for the soul. One highlight being the great Hoover Dam: a modern day marvel on the Nevada/Arizona border. It is truly something to see and view while in the Black Canyon area. It took four years to build from 1931 to completion in 1935. However, the suspension bridge over the Colorado River was completed only five years ago. And from taking the tour today, there is no way something of that magnitude would be built today. It would have been met with too much opposition. 

While checking out the history of it in the visitor center, I was intrigued by the jobs, duties and wages. Not only was this Dam a feat of engineering, but also a feat of moving  and feeding thousands of workers for to complete the task at hand!

BSoleille! The bright side  and cheers for the thousands of dam builders!


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