The City of Las Vegas is well known around the world. Mention Boulder City to anyone outside of Southern Nevada and chances are they have never heard of the place. That is unfortunate and here is why.
First of all, Boulder City has an amazing history. All starting with the construction of the Hoover (formerly Boulder) Dam. Once the United States Bureau of Reclamation decided where on the Colorado River the dam would be built, thousands of unemployed men of the Great Depression arrived for jobs. Initially, men working on the dam settled into tents along the river. The area became known as “Ragtown”. This was unacceptable so the Bureau decided to improve the living conditions for the dam workers by establishing Boulder City in 1930.