Each Tuesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Silent Generation. Born from 1927 to 1945, the Silent Generation is sandwiched between the G.I. Generation and the Boomer Generation. There were 46,582,000 Silent Generation children born. The formative years for the Silent Generation range from the early 1930s through the early 1960s.
The Silent Generation was influenced by the Great Depression and World War II.
See this spot for other generationally-themed days, including Silent Tuesday, Boomer Wednesday, Greatest Generation Throwback Thursday and Generation X-File Friday.
In the photo above, this view shows the interior of one of the tunnels through which the Colorado River will be diverted around the Hoover Dam site in Boulder City, Nev., April 18, 1932. The project is in the early stages of construction at this point; the dam was officially opened in 1936.