Talk:Hoover Dam

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Which 1947 joint resolution renamed Boulder Dam?[edit]

Might someone be able to provide a link to some documentation of the 1947 joint resolution that officially renamed Boulder Dam to Hoover Dam?

As of 2017-12-14, the article includes, "Originally known as Boulder Dam from 1933, it was officially renamed Hoover Dam by a joint resolution of Congress in 1947." Also, what documentation is there of how popular he was at different times? The Wikipedia article on him indicates he was rather unpopular during the Franklin Roosevelt administration. He was very critical of Franklin Roosevelt and refused to even talk with him when Roosevelt asked for Hoover's advice in 1938. However, after Roosevelt died, Hoover accepted invitations from President Truman to perform certain tasks. And the 1947 joint resolution changing the name apparently came when Republicans controlled both houses of congress, though the Democrat Truman was President. DavidMCEddy (talk)

It's some time since I worked on the article, but we went by the sources cited, as I recall. The resolution is Public Law 80-46, 61 Stat. 56 (April 30, 1947). If you search in, or page through this to page 56, you'll be able to read the resolution.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:08, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I added it -- in two formats: the standard "USBill" format and the more general "citation" format: The latter will make it easy for a pedestrian like me to find it. DavidMCEddy (talk) 03:03, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

112 deaths[edit]

"There were 112 deaths associated with the construction of the dam." A later passage indicates that 42 died of either pneumonia or carbon monoxide poisoning, and were not counted in the official total. So is the official total 70 deaths, and the unofficial 112, or is the official total 112 and the unofficial 154? 173.66.61.245 (talk) 23:05, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

The latter. I do see by web search there are variant figures for this. We might want to hedge.--Wehwalt (talk) 08:58, 6 May 2018 (UTC)