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American Experience | The High Scalers of Hoover Dam | PBS

Duration: 02:33
Program: American Experience
Broadcast Date: Jan. 19, 1999

People came from across the country to witness the construction of Hoover Dam. One worker's daughter compared the scene to a hill of ants. "It was just fantastic to watch... It was a monument task," she said. During the dam's construction, the job of the high scaler was by far the most dangerous, as well as the most dramatic.

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Post Date: September 12, 2013