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Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
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Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Wire wrapped around cable

Sugarloaf Overlook was used as a staging and dump area during construction of Hoover Dam in the 1930s. Considerable amounts of historic junk remain, but nothing of value. Please respect the history here: come and see the history, but leave it for future generations. Also, this junk is inside a National Park area and protected by law.

The ground surface at the Overlook appears to be mining spoils material, perhaps dug during construction of the spillways, as huge amounts of crushed rock were deposited here and leveled out.

Historic construction debris litter the overlook area, including pieces of old equipment, pipes, cables, wooden posts, old railroad track, cement foundations, old timbers, and a loading ramp (un-loading ramp?) overlooking the river.

For access information, see the Sugarloaf Overlook Trail webpage.

Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
1930s-style asphalt eroding away
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
1930s-style asphalt eroding away along edge of wash
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
1930s-style asphalt
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
1930s-style asphalt
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Ring-bolt used to anchor a cable gate across a wash
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Ring-bolt used to anchor a cable gate across a wash
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Possibly a pair of railroad bottom-dump doors along trail
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad bottom-dump doors along trail
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad bottom-dump doors
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad bottom-dump doors
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad bottom-dump doors and hinge mechanism
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad bottom-dump hinge mechanism
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad bottom-dump door
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad bottom-dump door
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad bottom-dump door with serious gouging
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Anchor and heavy chain
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Bend pipe
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Cable attached to buried timber
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Building foundations spared from the fill pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Building foundation spared from the fill pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Building foundation spared from the fill pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Foundation spared from the fill pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Loading dock?
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Loading dock?
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Lots of cable
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Lots of cable
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Railroad track
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Railroad track
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Plates use to mount railroad track on railroad tie
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Burned timbers
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Un-loading dock overlooking the river
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Un-loading dock overlooking the river
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Un-loading dock overlooking the river
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Un-loading dock overlooking the river
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Un-loading dock overlooking the river
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Un-loading dock overlooking the river
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Crushed 55-gallon drum
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Crushed 55-gallon drum
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Burn pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Burn pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Burn pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Burn pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Burn pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Burn pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Burn pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Burn pile
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Concrete anchor?
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Debris pushed down gully into the river
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Old gas can
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Old gas can
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Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Cap for a gas-welding tank
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Cap for a gas-welding tank
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Cap for a gas-welding tank
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Art in the park!
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Smashed bucket
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Smashed bucket
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Old concentrated milk can
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Old concentrated milk can
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Something rubberized
Sugarloaf Overlook Historical Junk
Trees chopped back at edge of road in canyon

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