Nevada has a proud history entwined with the social fabric of the country.
And for 40 years, the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has celebrated that history with a yearly calendar.
About 10,000 calendars have been printed this year.
But they might think about printing more, because this one could become a collector’s item.
That’s because the cover photo of Boulder Dam is not, in fact, Boulder Dam.
How the black-and-white photo of a dam was misidentified as the Boulder Dam, which many of us call Hoover Dam, took some sleuthing.
The photo was found by Special Collections in the University of Nevada-Reno Library system. Jessica Maddox, a technician in Special Collections, said the mistake was one that won’t happen again.
She said the photo came from an old postcard in their collection of some 200,000 photos. A handwritten note on the back said it was Boulder Dam, circa 1935.
So that’s how it was identified.
Jessica Maddox, UNR Special Collections
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