Let’s do a little Flashback Friday, shall we? Here’s a photo from the “Silver Spike Ceremony” on September 17th, 1930 — the day that the Secretary of the Interior (Ray Lyman Wilbur) struck the first spike that launched construction of Union Pacific Railroad’s twenty-two miles of line from Las Vegas to the site that would ultimately become Hoover Dam.
Courtesy of G.L. Ullom and graciously provided by the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, we know the identities of three men in this photo: Dr. Elwood Mead, Commissioner of the US Bureau of Reclamation (second from left); Raymond F. Walters, Chief Engineer of the US Bureau of Reclamation (second from right); and Walker Young, Engineer & Construction Engineer of the US Bureau of Reclamation (far right).
Man, those are some slick lookin’ duds. And dudes! Happy Friday!