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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Dr. Elwood Mead (1858-1936)

Location: SR 250 & SR156, NE corner, one block west of Ohio River, Patriot. (Switzerland County, Indiana)

Switzerland County Historical Society, 1980

ID# : 78.1980.1


Engineer Who Made the Desert Bloom" Patriot, Ind., native; supervised Hoover Dam construction in Colorado R.; Lake Mead named for him; appointed Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, President Coolidge; served under Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt, top authority on irrigation, reclamation.


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