Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada. Originally called Boulder Dam, this engineering marvel was re-named for Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States. In 1935, Hoover Dam was the largest in the world and although long since surpassed it is still an amazing structure and a marvel of engineering – a huge, curving wall of plain concrete 660 feet thick at the base and 726 feet high set between the vertical walls of Black Canyon, accompanied by strangely-angled pylons, cables, power generating plants and other machinery. Its 17 generators produce 4 to 5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. That\’s enough power to supply a half million homes for one year, according to the Bureau of Reclamation, the agency responsible for maintaining and operating Hoover Dam. By the end of 1992, upgrading on the dam’s massive generators increased the original nameplate capacity from 1,345 megawatts to slightly more than 2,000 megawatts.
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Paris Hilton joined DJ Deadmau5 at Labor Day Weekend at Chelsea Theater inside Cosmopolitan Casino & Resort Las Vegas. This year was the first ever time that the DJ Deadmau5 brought his full live show to the Las Vegas Strip and showcases a brand new live production. At the concert, Paris even got in on the show by performing on stage dressed up as a ghost during Deadmau5’s huge hit, “Ghosts n Stuff.” She revealed herself and danced on stage in a sexy white mini-dress.
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Alcatraz Island is an island located near San Francisco. It is offen called as The Rock. It was discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala, in 1775. Alcatraz Island offers a look at the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast. It was used as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963, a total of 29 years, and which was considered to be impossible to escape. Alcatraz did house a few well-known prisoners. These included Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and Arthur “Doc” Barker. The 1,576 prisoners were housed in the prison over the years.
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Zion National Park is located in the southern Utah regions of Dixie and Canyon Country. Park was designated in 1919 and it is the oldest national park. National Park area is 229 square miles (593.1 km) and it includes a spectacular cliff-and-canyon landscape. Zion National Park provide a wonderland for unparalleled camping, hiking, canyoneering, climbing, biking and horseback riding. Zion is Utah’s most heavily used park with three million visitors per year. All visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Zion National Park.
Private Vehicle: $25. Valid for 7 days.
Motorcycle: $12. Valid for 7 days.
Per Person: $12. Valid for 7 days.
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Amazing pictures of our planet from the perspective of an orbiting satellites. Earth is the third planet of solar system known for having an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water on its surface, life. Solar system consits of planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Earth is the fifth largest of the planets in the solar system. The Earth consists of a gaseous atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, mantle, and core.The 71 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water.
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