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Hoover Dam

Work Force

The following information was taken from a newspaper article in the '30's. It shows the breakout, by state, of where the people who built the dam came from.

State
Number of Men  
State
Number of Men
Alabama 243   Nebraska 157
Arizona 643   Nevada 5522
Arkansas 191   New Jersey 104
California 5055   New Mexico 109
Connecticut 467   New York 221
Colorado 467   New Hampshire 14
Delaware 1   North Carolina 120
Florida 66   Ohio 260
Georgia 115   Oklahoma 581
Idaho 599   Oregon 273
Illinois 487   Pennsylvania 238
Indiana 159   Rhode Island 8
Iowa 181   South Carolina 29
Kansas 327   South Dakota 58
Kentucky 103   Tennessee 121
Louisiana 85   Texas 604
Maine 18   Utah 1165
Maryland 66   Virginia 44
Massachusetts 114   Vermont 6
Missouri 548   Washington 642
Michigan 251   West Virginia 73
Minnesota 208   Wisconsin 171
Mississippi 50   Wyoming 161
Montana 340   Foreign workers 116


Total = over 21,000




Source - U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

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