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Hoover Dam dedicated 80 years ago today

Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 21:12:08-04

It's a celebration 80 years in the making.

On Sept. 30, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the Hoover Dam on the border of Nevada and Arizona.

Construction started in 1931 during the Great Depression. It took 5 million barrels of cement to create the structure.

The Hoover Dam is a national historic landmark and one of America's seven modern civil engineering wonders.