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.
Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Nature and Natural Disasters