Raul Jusinto

Williamsville


Williamsville
Photograph of Ragtown near Boulder City, Nevada, 1931. Elton and Madelaine Garret Photo Collection. UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives.

National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior marker reads:

A dusty construction camp that housed workers and their families for the Hoover Dam project once stood near the marina in the front of you. Living conditions were almost unimaginable. With temperatures soaring to 120°F, many people died from the heat. Eventually Boulder City housed the workers and families. With the completion of Hoover Dam in 1935, Lake Mead’s rising waters submerged the former construction camps. The water in the Lake Mead today stands in stark contrast to the dust-filled heat and isolation that was part of daily camp life.

Was located in the now existing Lake Mead National Recreation Area.