The Boulder Canyon Project Reservation was the town that had it all. An abundance of good food despite the country’s Depression, beautiful parks and landscaping, friendly neighbors, and a dinner, dance, or community fundraising event almost every weekend.
But the Reservation wasn’t always a well-organized, federally planned community. One big problem for the town’s residents was the government and Six Companies failure to implement schools.
This didn’t stop Boulder City’s residents from providing an educational setting for their children as they established this little desert community. These photos highlight the journey of Boulder City’s first students. For a more in-depth look at the history of Boulder City’s schools, stop by the museum, located in the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.
Museum Musings is written and compiled by the staff of the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. For more information, visit, www.bchma.org.