Saturday, January 2
The Hoover Dam Coincidences
It's funny how memories and connections come about. I was looking through some photos of a trip we had to the west coast of the USA. Later that day my Google+ friend Thex Dar told me about a video called the 10 Strangest Coincidences in History which was on YouTube. One of the coincidences I had heard previously about the Hoover Dam - the very photos (above and below) I had seen a short time before.
The Hoover Dam is an awesome sight and the actual construction was between 1931 and 1936. Needless to say many workers were killed - over 100 I believe - during the building of the dam. This is where the 'coincidence' comes in.
The first ever death attributed to the dam project was a J.G. Tierney, who was a US Bureau of Reclamation employee, this was prior to the actual construction. He was doing a geological survey of the area and fell to his death in the Colorado River on December 20, 1922.
Exactly thirteen years later the last person to die during the construction was Patrick Tierney, who fell from the dam's intake tower on December 20 1935. Patrick was J.G. Tierney's son!
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