Hey, you got a minute? -I sure do! -Good cuz
it’s One Minute Wednesday. -Where are we going? -We’re going to see One Dam Cache!
-A Dam Cache! -Yeah, cuz this is the Hoover Dam! -Alright!
We’re gonna go see a Virtual about the Hoover Dam’s mascot dog who worked
and lived here, and unfortunately died at their making up the Hoover Dam. So it’s
one cache. -One minute. Cue the title. -And start the clock. -Go! The Dog of the Dam, a loyal friend to construction workers for years, was a
resourceful black shepherd born on the work site of Hoover Dam. He knew every
supervisor and would run to get a boss at the first sign of a man tumbling into
the cement, or a crane giving way. One day while taking a nap, a truck backed
over the sleeping mascot. A Memorial Plaque was installed on the site but was
later removed by the government which decided that the Dam Dog’s name was
offensive. A concerted effort on the part of veteran workers forced the
installation of a new Memorial. A slab with the single word, Nig. The slab is
still there though the word seems to have vanished. a plaque above the slab
tells the story but neglects to mention the dog’s name. The site is listed on the website
Roadside America. [loon call] [loon call] Well that was damn cool! -You’re so punny. [laughing] -I know. Well that was the Virtual. -That
was amazing! We got to see the Mascot Dog that helped building the dam.
-Yep, and we can’t leave you with just the Mascot Dog this is such a big dam. We want to leave you with some more. -Some more visuals of the area. Yeah. This
Hoover Dam is such a cool spot. Is it someplace that you’ve visited or you
want to visit. -It’s my first time here. -Yeah, it was on our bucket list. What
other places have you visited that are like this that are just such an awesome
tourist destination. Have you visited like the Pyramids, or the Leaning Tower
of Pisa. Let us know in the comments below. And where will Geocaching take you?