• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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Boulder City History

 
Boulder City

Boulder City

Boulder City was designed to be a model city. It was built by the Six Companies and U.S. Government to provide homes for the men building Boulder (now Hoover) Dam. The Federal Government owned the entire town for nearly 30 years until January, 1960 when the town was turned over to the State of Nevada. Boulder City is still very much a government town, with many of its residents working for the National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Nevada Department of Fish & Game, Department of Energy, Bureau of Land Management, and Western Area Power Administration.

Did You Know?

Lake Mohave in the Black Canyon Area

Long and narrow, Lake Mohave in Lake Mead National Recreation Area retains much of the feeling of the Colorado River. Between the confining walls of Black Canyon, Lake Mohave is not much wider than the Colorado River was when it flowed freely.