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Image used as concept design for Joseph Dodge in the Van Buren design document
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War, no matter the longevity, can rattle the feathers of the easiest going souls. As one of the founders of the town located at the Hoover Dam, there was a time when Governor Dodge was proud of what he and the community did with the dam. However, when the war with the Brotherhood of Steel hit, everything started to go downhill. Dodge tried to keep a stiff upper lip, but the constant state of alert, coupled with the infrequent attacks on first the front gate and then on the caravans, wore heavily on Dodge. When regular supplies ceased from the NCR proper, almost all hope was lost in the now isolated town.
However, Alice McLafferty, of the Crimson Caravan Company, brought glimmers of hope. She found a good source of weapons and firearms to help Hoover Dam defend itself from the BoS' attacks. This put Crimson Caravans in a very favorable light with Dodge. However, even though the extra equipment would prove helpful in the war effort, Dodge knew that he was living on borrowed time. The water filtration system was failing, which had a far-reaching impact on Hoover's crop growth. In addition, the crops that were growing were not enough to maintain the citizenry and trade. Dodge needed a larger area to grow crops. The area known as the Hoover Dam Scum Pits was mentioned as a good location for a hydroponics farm, but Dodge knew that a large amount of materials would be needed to construct such a thing, never mind the fact that the Scum Pits were filled with creatures which had claimed the lives of several NCR troopers. To make matters even worse, the power from the two working power generators is slowly decreasing. Dodge has Pierre LaPoubelle and Otto Steed working on the problem, but a solution does not seem like it is in sight. Feeling the combined weight of the internal problems and the war on his shoulders, Dodge is on the brink of giving up.
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