The Jones Family settled in Las Vegas and has been building in Nevada for close to 100 years. Steve’s Uncle Cliff, his adopted Uncle Carl, and his Father, Herb helped build the Boulder (Hoover) Dam. Herb, who lied about his age, was still in his teens the first couple of years he worked on the Dam. The age requirement was 21 because of the danger involved. Uncle Cliff was a crane operator. Herb and adopted Uncle Carl were part of a concrete crew that pressure washed all the concrete forms as they were pulled off the newly poured concrete. They worked with no safety equipment. In addition to the men, Steve’s Aunt Flo, a reporter for the Las Vegas Review Journal, was one of only a handful of women allowed on the site.