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Hoover Dam - Ten Amazing Facts - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.
10 - It was constructed in 1930s during the Great Depression.
9 - 1936 completion was two years ahead of schedule inspite of difficult conditions.
8 - Over 100 lives were lost during the construction.
7 - Among the dead were a surveyor and his son who died 13 years apart.
6 - Mongolians were specifically excluded from working on the project.
5 - Nearly 9 million pounds of dynamite was blasted for foundation.
4 - Each generator can power 100,000 households.
3 - Every US state was involved in supplying materials for construction.
2 - During World War II, it was closed to visitors for four years.
1 - Height of Hoover Dam is 726 feet.