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Emery, Murl, 1903-1981


Murl Emery was born June 07, 1903 in Colton, California. In the 1930s and 1940s, Emery wandered and boated in previously unexplored areas of the Colorado River. During this time, he started a ferry company that brought Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam) workers to construction sites and also gave tours of Cottonwood Cove, a recreation area which he helped develop. Murl Emery passed away in March 1981 at his home in Boulder City, Nevada.

Murl Emery oral history interview, 1976 March 26, 1976 April 02. OH-00539. Transcript. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.