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One Of The Greatest Investments In U.S. History

scott s. Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 3:32 PM
Seems like a reasonable investment idea, but I note that Hoover Dam is only valuable insofar as upstream users allow/are forced to permit water flows to the dam. That's the problem of the whole Bureau of Reclamation program. It's all based on government control of the resource.
On December 20, 1922, a surveyor -- J.G. Tierney -- made his way along the Colorado River by barge. Tierney, who worked for the U.S. government, was surveying a remote spot in the Mojave Desert called Boulder Canyon.

Boulder Canyon sits in the middle of some of the most unforgiving land in America.

During the summer, temperatures frequently top out near 120 degrees. Less than five inches of rain fall each year. Rattlesnakes and scorpions hide under rocks. And the sharp cliffs are near-impossible to scale.
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