constructed 1936

In July 1933 the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority named Cove Creek Dam “Norris Dam” in honor of Senator George Norris from Nebraska. Even before the construction of the dam began, a town of Norris was being planned and built. On October 1, 1933 work at the dam site began on the east bank of the Clinch River. Norris Dam was virtually finished after almost three years of construction. In May of 1936, the gates of the dam were closed, and impoundment of the Clinch River began. By the end of July, the first generator had begun spinning, thus bringing near to completion the first of twenty dams that TVA was to build in the next twenty years.

#nextarch by @dailyoverview #next_top_architects Hoover Dam is a 726-foot high, 1,244-foot wide concrete arch-gravity dam located on the Colorado River at the border of Arizona and Nevada. Constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, a workforce of approximately 20,000 poured a total of 4.36 million cubic yards of concrete to complete the structure. That is enough concrete to pave a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.

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Ponca Tribe museum features headdress worn by Standing Bear


The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has opened a museum inside a historic building.
The Ponca Tribal Museum in Niobara is inside a building that was constructed tribal members in 1936. The collection includes a headdress worn by Chief Standing Bear, who won a landmark federal court case in 1879.