“Alabam” was the first sculpture. He was a worker at the Hoover Dam. Alabam is wearing overalls and carries a straw broom with a chain of toilet paper rolls slung over his shoulder. He represents one of the many “regular” workers that made the dam construction possible. His job was to sweep and clean out the outhouses. The plaque reads: “There were muckers who shoveled mud out of the tunnels, truck drivers who hauled rock up and down the river or, like the man you see here, those who swept the outhouses and kept them well supplied with paper.” It is a message to us all the people are important, and needed, at every level. This message is as important to us today as it was in the 1930’s.
This very first sculpture, a bronze and copper work, was created by a local sculptor, Steven Liguori, who also created The High Scaler near the Hoover Dam Visitor Center.