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  • Description

    Item title reads - Boulder Dam opened.

    Boulder Dam, Colorado, United States of America (USA).

    M/S of President Franklin D. Roosevelt making a speech about the new Boulder dam between Arizona and Nevada. He touches the lever which starts the first turbine, various shots of the turbines and other mechanisms, M/S of a man turning a wheel. L/S as water pours out of the rocks in front of the huge dam. Various shots as water gushes out. L/S aerial view of the dam, the cars driving on the highway above look tiny, the camera pans around the back of the dam. M/S of an aeroplane flying over it. L/S of the dam in the middle of the mountains showing its magnitude.

    Note: the Boulder dam is now called the Hoover dam. There is a shorter version of this story entitled 'Boulder Dam' in 36/77 on *PM0889*.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13085
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    889.23
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:51:00 / 01:44:01:00
    Canister:
    36/77
    Sort Number:
    36/077
  • Appears in...

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    1920/30s economy picks BBC Bitesize Colorado Hoover Dam Hoover Dam
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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