High Scaler

High Scaler (HMG4M)

Location: Boulder City, AZ 89005 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 0.929', W 114° 44.456'

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The man depicted on this monument is performing one of the most dangerous yet essential jobs in the construction of the (Boulder) Hoover Dam. Sitting in a bosun's chair, hundreds of feet in the air, his job was to set charges and clear the loose rock from the face of the canyon walls.

This statue depicts Joe Kine, who performed the work of a high scaler at Boulder Dam, Glen Canyon Dam and other reclamation projects in the 1930's and 1940's. Joe was given the first artist's proof several years before his death in 1998.

This monument is dedicated to all of the men who labored to build Hoover Dam, 98 of whom lost their lives during various phases of the project. J.G. Tierney, a U.S.B.R. employee, was the final fatality.

Steven Liguori, the artist of the High Scaler, was commissioned to do the original bronze statue by Bert Hansen. This statue was made possible through donations to the Nevada Business Enterprise Program for the Blind.

September 2000

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HM NumberHMG4M
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2000
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 703580 N 3988026
Decimal Degrees36.01548333, -114.74093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.929', W 114° 44.456'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 55.74" N, 114° 44' 27.36" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 81 Hoover Dam Access Rd, Boulder City AZ 89005, US
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