Although it is the world's 2nd earthen dam. This New Deal era project's true claim to fame is the fact that it was the featured article in Life Magazine's first issue in 1936. The dam was built from 1933-1940 and the pay given to the workers whent from $.50 to $1.20. The end result? A reservoir with a shoreline longer than California's and home to elk, bighorn sheep, waterfowl, and other animals in the wildlife refuge that surrrounds the reservoir. Today, you can visit the old powerhouse, and its museum from 9 AM-5 PM in the summer.