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The following is a timeline of Fallout events.

Background

Events below must be specifically referenced by date in-game and appropriate references added for each. Dates mentioned in non-canon sources are found on the timeline here.

This article is under construction. References waiting to be vetted and merged into the table are found here. Please follow merging directions carefully. Timelines use present tense.

Pre-War

To 1700

Pre-War timeline
Date Event Game Ref.
1000-200 B.C. Adena Native Americans live in Appalachia. Fallout 76 [1]
1066 The Battle of Hastings takes place. Fallout 3 [2]
1612 John Smith discovers Point Lookout. Fallout 3 [3]
1634 Two English settler ships, the "Ark" and the "Dove," land near Point Lookout. Fallout 3 [4]
1634 Boston Common is established. Fallout 4 [5]
1660 The Granary Burying Grounds are established. Fallout 4 [6]
1680 The structure that would later serve as Paul Revere's home is built. Fallout 4 [7]
1690 Boston's first newspaper, Publick Occurrences, is published. Fallout 4 [8]
1697 May 17 Andrew Endicott is abducted by aliens from his home in Salem. Fallout 3 [9]

1700s

Pre-War timeline
Date Event Game Ref.
1711 Cabot House is established in Boston, Massachusetts. Fallout 4 [10]
1711 The Great Fire of 1711 takes place in Boston. Fallout 4 [11]
1713 The Old State House is built in Boston. Fallout 4 [11]
1714 The Soil Stradivarius violin is created by the Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari. Fallout 3 [12]
1723 The Old North Church is built. Fallout 4 [13]
1742 French merchant Peter Faneuil donates building to the city of Boston, subsequently named Faneuil Hall. Fallout 4 [13]
1770 The Boston Massacre takes place outside of the Old State House. Fallout 4 [11]
1770 Paul Revere purchases the home that would later be situated on the Freedom Trail. Fallout 4 [7]
1775 April 18 Lieutenant Colonel Smith marches with 700 British soldiers to Concord, setting in motion the events leading to the American Revolution. Fallout 4 [13]
1776 Berkeley Springs is established. Fallout 76 [14]
1776 Thirteen North American colonies rebel against Great Britain, beginning the Revolutionary War. Fallout 3 [15]
1776 The Declaration of Independence is signed, splitting the newly formed United States of America from King George III and Great Britain. Fallout 3 [15]
1786 The Constitution of the United States is drafted. Fallout 3 [16]
1794 Point Pleasant is founded. Fallout 76 [17]
1797 Fort Independence is named at a ceremony presided over by President John Adams. Fallout 4 [18]
1798 The new Massachusetts State House is completed, intended to house the state government. Fallout 4 [11]
1798 Uisce Beatha company begins distilling whiskey. Fallout 76 [19]

1800s

Pre-War timeline
Date Event Game Ref.
1816 May Hopewell Cave is discovered. Fallout 76 [1]
1822 Nicephore Niepce makes major breakthrough in photoengraving, a predecessor of photography. Fallout 76 [20]
1823 President James Monroe proposes the Monroe Doctrine. Fallout 3 [21]
1845 Henry David Thoreau begins his stay at Walden Pond cabin as part of a transcendentalist experiment. Fallout 4 [22]
1848 The California Gold Rush kicks off, bringing many would-be miners to the west coast of the United States. Fallout 76 [23]
1856 Grafton is founded. Fallout 76 [24]
1858 The Whitespring Resort is established. Fallout 76 [25]
1861 May Colonel Kelley receives a promotion to lead the 1st Virginia Infantry. Fallout 76' [26]
1861 June 3 The first land battle of the American Civil War occurs near Philippi, Virginia. Fallout 76 [27]
1862 President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the United States. Fallout 3 [28]
1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address. Fallout 3 [29]
1865 April 20 The War Department in Washington issues a wanted poster for the capture of John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of Preisdent Lincoln. Fallout 3 [30]
1866 Eastern Regional Penitentiary is established in Appalachia. Fallout 76 [31]
1869 Helvetia is settled by German and Swiss immigrants. Fallout 76 [32]
1879 James Ritty invents the cash register. Fallout 3 [33]
1890 July 14 The Legal Tender Act is passed. Fallout 76 [34]
1894 Welch, West Virginia is founded. Fallout 76 [35]
1894 Lorenzo Cabot embarks on an expedition to the Rub' al Khali desert in Arabia, in search of the legendary lost city of Ubar. Fallout 4 [36]
1895 The Schoelt propane company is established. Fallout 4 [37]
1897 Boston's subway system is built, the first of its kind in the United States. Fallout 4 [38]
1898 Lorenzo Cabot is imprisoned in Parsons State Insane Asylum by his son, Jack. Fallout 4 [39][40]

1900s

Pre-War timeline
Date Event Game Ref.
1903 Dec 17 The Wright Flyer aircraft successfully makes the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Fallout 3 [41]
1903 Mary Anderson invents the windshield wiper. Fallout 3 [33]
1907 A mining disaster occurs in Monongah, resulting in 367 fatalities. Fallout 76 [42]
1908 May 10 Mother's Day is first celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia. Fallout 76 [24]
1918 Boston wins their last World Series championship. Fallout 4 [43]
1918 The Sunset Sarsaparilla Company is founded. New Vegas [44]
1925 Richard G. Drew invents adhesive tape. Fallout 3 [33]
1928 The Silver Bridge is constructed, connecting the communities of Gallipolis, Ohio and Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Fallout 76 [45]
1931 Vim! Pop Incorporated is founded. Fallout 4 [46]
1934 "Flying Scotsman" sets a world speed record for steam trains, traveling at 100 mph. Fallout 76 [47]
1935 Carl C. Magee invents the parking meter. Fallout 3 [33]
1938 The Giant Teapot is built as a landmark representing the largest pottery industry in the world. Fallout 76 [48]
1941 Dec 11 The United States of America declares war on Germany. Fallout 3 [49]
1945 The United States ends World War II by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fallout 4 [50]
1948 July 21 A B-29 airplane crashes into Lake Mead. New Vegas [51]
1950 May 15 The West Virginian Liberty Bell begins the "U.S. Savings Bonds Independence Drive" tour of the state, ending on Independence Day. Fallout 76 [52]
1952 The Miners Monument is built to commemorate the hard working miners of Appalachia. A replica was installed in the town of Beckley. Fallout 76 [53]
1961 May 5 Captain Carl Bell becomes the first human in space aboard Defiance 7. Fallout 3 [54]
1967 The Silver Bridge collapses into the Ohio River, resulting in 46 deaths. Fallout 76 [45]
1968 Congress adopts the National Bridge Inspection standards in response to the Silver Bridge tragedy. Fallout 76 [45]
1969 July 16 The Virgo II Lunar Lander Valiant 11 becomes the first manned space vehicle to touch down on the moon. Fallout 3 [55]
1969 Nov 14 Valiant 12 mirrors that of its predecessor and reaches the moon. Fallout 3 [56]
1969 The Thirteen Commonwealths are established. Fallout 4 [11]
1978 The Pumpkin House is founded. Fallout 76 [57]

To 2070

Pre-War timeline
Date Event Game Ref.
2002 West Tek is founded as a private contractor for the U.S. government. Fallout [58]
2003 Cazadores are created by Borous at Big MT. New Vegas [59]
2009 Smitty's is established. New Vegas [60]
2020 The Delta IX rocket is commissioned by the United States Space Administration. Fallout 3 [61]
2021 Hubris Comics begins publishing comic books, including Grognak the Barbarian. Fallout 3 [62]
2026 The original Vim! Pop factory burns down, and a recreation is built. Fallout 4 [46]
2031 Morgantown's local college rebrands as Vault-Tec University. Fallout 76 [63]
2031 Boston city council unanimously votes to have Emilia Butler's remains interred within the Granary Burying Grounds. Fallout 4 [6]
2031 The Mistress of Mystery makes her debut in Hubris Heroes #8, published by Hubris Comics. Fallout 76 [64]
2036 Landview Lighthouse is established. Fallout 76 [65]
2044 Project dedicated to the development of X277 "Viper" magnetic rail cannon is abandoned due to cost. Fallout 3 [66]
2044 Amateur chemist John-Caleb Bradberton discovers the formula for Nuka-Cola. Fallout 4 [67]
2044 The Great Passion Fruit Famine takes place, forcing Nuka-Cola Corporation to alter their newly-released soda recipe to accommodate. Fallout 3 [68]
2050 May 1 The Nuka-World amusement parks opens, featuring its first two attractions, Nuka-Town U.S.A. and Kiddie Kingdom. Fallout 4 [69]
2052 The last manned flight to the moon arrives on its surface. The crew finds the flag of the "Valiant 12" Virgo III lunar lander, left behind from its 1969 journey. Fallout 3 [56]
2054 REPCONN is founded in Henderson, Nevada. New Vegas [70]
2054 The Delta IX rocket is completed and launched. New Vegas [70]
2058 The Dry Rock Gulch attraction opens at Nuka-World. Fallout 4 [71]
2060 The U.S. military develops cargobot for reconnaissance and delivering supplies in hostile environment. Fallout 76 [72]
2060 The city of Bradberton is founded, intended for staff members who wanted to shorten their commute to Nuka-World. Fallout 4 [73]
2061 Lewisburg is given the year's "Coolest Small Town USA" distinction. Fallout 76 [74]
2062 May 3 An unidentified flying object crashes near Hagerstown, Maryland. Fallout 3 [75]
2062 Hubris Comics founds holotape game studio. Fallout 76 [76]
2066 United States scientists invent fusion cells as a potential solution to an ever-growing energy crisis. Fallout 76 [77]
2066 Chinese forces invade Anchorage, Alaska. Fallout 3 [78]
2066 The U.S.S. Ebon Atoll sinks off the coast of Alaska. Fallout 3 [79]
2067 The Safari Adventure attraction opens at Nuka-World. Fallout 4 [71]
2067 Power armor is first deployed in Alaska. Fallout 3 [80]

2070 to Great War

Pre-War timeline
Date Event Game Ref.
2071 The Silver Shroud vs. Captain Cosmos episode airs on the Silver Stroud radio program for Thanksgiving. Fallout 4 [81]
2072 The last of Nuka-World's additions, Galactic Zone, opens to the public. Fallout 4 [82]
2072 July 14 The Charleston Herald reports the death of five individuals due to a mob shootout at the Ultra-Luxe Casino in Las Vegas. Fallout 76 [83]
2072 July 17 Chinese spy Shanghai Sally is killed in Galveston after a chase through multiple cities, eluding police for four days. Fallout 76 [84]
2073 Sep 15 U.S. government establishes Pan-Immunity Virion Project to combat use of biological weapons. Fallout [58]
2075 May 27 The Whitespring publishes a press release announcing the resort's 2080 Initiative, a major five-year renovation project. Fallout 76 [85]
2077 April 2 John-Caleb Bradberton undergoes surgical procedure to have his head transplanted into the LEAP-X system, sustaining his life indefinitely. Fallout 4 [86]
2077 June 4 A bomb is defused successfully near a Berkeley Springs highway, thwarting the "Appalachian Assassin." Fallout 76 [87]
2077 Oct 22 The platinum chip is created in Sunnyvale, California. New Vegas [88]
2077 The Mariposa Military Base is built in central California to conduct Forced Evolutionary Virus research. Fallout [89][90]

Great War

Great War aftermath
Date Event Game Ref.
2077 Oct 23 The United States is struck by nuclear weapons, a cataclysmic event known as the Great War. Fallout 4 [91]
2077 Oct 27 Captain Maxson leaves Mariposa, leading his group to the government bunker at Lost Hills. Fallout 2 [92]

Post-War

Post-War timeline
Date Event Game Ref.
2102 Fallout 76 begins. Fallout 76 [93]
2161 Fallout begins. Fallout [93]
2178 Institute Directorate pre-approves research on samples of the FEV virus. Fallout 4 [94]
2180 The Commonwealth Minutemen defend Diamond City from a super mutant attack, rising to prominence as a result. Fallout 4 [95]
2197 Fallout Tactics begins. Fallout Tactics [93]
2208 Fallout Brotherhood of Steel begins. Fallout BoS [93]
2224 Institute FEV research reaches impasse due to subjects' radiation exposure. Fallout 4 [94]
2229 The Broken Mask incident occurs in Diamond City. Fallout 4 [96]
2240 The Commonwealth Minutemen's headquarters, the Castle, is destroyed by a sea monster. Fallout 4 [18]
2240 The town of Goodneighbor is founded by criminals banished from Diamond City. Fallout 4 [97]
2241 Fallout 2 begins. Fallout 2 [93]
2255 A Brotherhood of Steel expedition led by Owyn Lyons arrives in the Capital Wasteland. Fallout 3 [98]
2271 The NCR Rangers and the Desert Rangers sign the Ranger Unification Treaty, merging their organizations and establishing a formal commitment by the NCR to protect the Mojave Wasteland. New Vegas [99][100]
2273 The NCR sends Rangers on covert reconaissance missions to Hoover Dam and the ruins of Las Vegas. New Vegas [101]
2274 President Aaron Kimball sends the NCR army into the Mojave in force, with the objective of occupying and repairing Hoover Dam. New Vegas [102]
2274 Robert House begins renovations of New Vegas. New Vegas [103]
2277 Fallout 3 begins. Fallout 3 [93]
2277 Caesar's Legion moves into the Mojave, setting up their base of operations at Fortification Hill. New Vegas [104]
2277 NCR forces defeat Caesar's Legion during the Battle of Hoover Dam. New Vegas [105][106]
2281 Fallout: New Vegas begins. New Vegas [93]
2282 McDonough is elected mayor of Diamond City and banishes ghoul residents. Fallout 4 [107]
2282 General Joe Becker dies, plunging the Commonwealth Minutemen into infighting over his replacement. Fallout 4 [108]
2287 Fallout 4 begins. Fallout 4 [93]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hopewell Cave placard
  2. Edwin Brotch's dialogue
  3. Coastal monument message
  4. Fallout 3 loading screens: "The Ark & Dove Cathedral is named for two English settler ships which landed near Point Lookout in 1634, leading to Maryland's founding."
  5. Boston landmark inscriptions; Boston Common
  6. 6.0 6.1 Boston landmark inscriptions; Granary Burying Grounds
  7. 7.0 7.1 Boston landmark inscriptions; Paul Revere's home
  8. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Diamond City's newspaper, Publick Occurrences, gets its name from the first newspaper ever published in Boston, in 1690."
  9. Alien Captive Recorded Log 1
  10. Cabot House entry placard
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Boston landmark inscriptions; Old State House
  12. Agatha's dialogue
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Boston landmark inscriptions; Old North Church
  14. Berkeley Springs sign
  15. 15.0 15.1 National Archives Guess And Win
  16. Rivet City terminal entries; Welcome to the Capitol Preservation Society
  17. Point Pleasant sign sign
  18. 18.0 18.1 Fallout 4 loading screens: "Fort Independence was named in 1797, at a ceremony presided over by President John Adams. Before then, it was known as Castle William, and then Fort Adams. Before its destruction in 2240, the fortification served as an apt headquarters for the Minutemen."
  19. Whiskey bottle
  20. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Photographer exam question 4
  21. Rivet City terminal entries; Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, Monroe Doctrine
  22. Walden Pond speakerbox
  23. Pioneer Scout Badge Exam answers; Miner exam question 6
  24. 24.0 24.1 Grafton sign
  25. Whitespring tablet
  26. Appalachia audio tour stations; Colonel Kelly monument
  27. Appalachia audio tour stations; Philippi Battlefield Cemetery
  28. Rivet City terminal entries; Emancipation Proclamation
  29. Rivet City terminal entries; Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, Gettysburg Address
  30. Wanted Poster for John Wilkes Booth
  31. Eastern Regional Penitentiary sign
  32. Helvetia placard
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 Fallout 3 message box transcriptions; Overlooked inventors
  34. Treasury Note
  35. Welch sign
  36. Lorenzo Cabot's journal
  37. Schoelt's slogan: "Burning since 1895"
  38. Subway steward protectron: "The first US subway system was built in Boston in 1897."
    (Subway steward protectron's dialogue)
  39. Sole Survivor: "How long have you been locked up in here?"
    Lorenzo Cabot: "My loving son trapped me here in the year of our lord 1898... so almost 400 years. I think you were about to agree to helping me kill Jack and the rest of my traitorous kin. Yes?"
    (Lorenzo Cabot's dialogue)
  40. Parsons State Insane Asylum terminal entries; Jack's office terminal, Patient 001-MS
  41. Fallout 3 message box transcriptions; Wright Flyer
  42. Monongah Mine terminal entries; mining supervisor's terminal, Supervisor's Notes - 04.18.75
  43. Newscaster: "And now a look at sports. Something that is, unquestionably, inescapably, American. I am referring of course, to our great national pastime, baseball. This afternoon, right here in the city, Boston's swatting sultans will swing for the fences. Led by star pitcher Matt "The Missile" Murtagh, Boston hopes to defeat Texas, and deliver their first World Series victory since 1918."
    (MQ101TVAnchorman VoiceOnly.txt)
  44. Sunset Sarsaparilla Company sign
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Silver Bridge placard
  46. 46.0 46.1 Vim! Pop factory terminal entries; tour terminal, Tour Notes #1
  47. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Rail enthusiast exam question 2
  48. Appalachia audio tour stations; The Giant Teapot
  49. Rivet City terminal entries; Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, U.S. Declaration of War on Germany
  50. Fallout 4 intro: "In the year 1945, my great great grandfather, serving in the army, wondered when he'd get to go home to his wife and the son he'd never seen. He got his wish when the US ended World War II by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
  51. The Courier: "How did you learn where to find an old bomber?"
    Pete: "Loyal found a file somewhere on the base, with magazine articles, photographs, a map, even. It seems that a bomber, apparently the 29th of its kind, crashed in Lake Mead on July 21st, 1948. Just imagine - that's over 300 years ago! The photographs showed that it was basically intact, and the map tells us exactly where to find it. Except we haven't left Nellis in decades."
    (Pete's dialogue)
  52. Liberty Bell inscriptions
  53. Appalachia audio tour stations; Miners Monument
  54. Fallout 3 message box transcriptions; Captain Carl Bell, suit
  55. Fallout 3 message box transcriptions; Virgo II Lunar Lander
  56. 56.0 56.1 Fallout 3 message box transcriptions; Valiant 12 flag
  57. Appalachia landmarks - Pumpkin House
  58. 58.0 58.1 ZAX 1.2 dialogue
  59. Courier: "All right... when did you create Cazadores?"
    Doctor Borous: "In... two thousand... let's see, carry the three... then count backwards from the Great Static... or beyond? There were the tarantula debates... and something about hawks, which made it around... eh, 2003? May? Tuesday. It was definitely Tuesday."
    (Doctor Borous' dialogue)
  60. Smitty's company signage
  61. Museum of Technology terminal entries; Delta IX rocket information
  62. Hubris Comics terminal entries; Hubris Comics receptionist terminal
  63. Fallout 76 loading screens: "In 2031, Vault-Tec re-branded Morgantown's local college as Vault-Tec University, and some of their top executives and scientists either taught or graduated from there. Go Fighting Wendigos!"
  64. Riverside Manor terminal entries; Cryptos terminal, The Mistress of Mystery
  65. Landview Lighthouse sign
  66. Fallout 3 message box transcriptions; X277 "Viper" magnetic rail cannon
  67. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Amateur chemist John-Caleb Bradberton discovered the formula for Nuka-Cola in 2044. Within a year, Nuka-Cola could be purchased across the entire United States."
  68. Lone Wanderer: "The taste... I could never get used to it."
    Sierra Petrovita: "No no no! You're mistaken! The flavor is the essence of seventeen different fruits mixed in just the right proportion to give the beverage that delicious taste. In fact, in the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044, people actually noticed the taste difference when the flavor was changed!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  69. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Nuka-World opened its gates for the first time on May 1, 2050. It originally consisted of only two parks, Nuka-Town U.S.A. and Kiddie Kingdom."
  70. 70.0 70.1 Tour guide: "REPCONN's illustrious history began way back in 2054, shortly after the famous Delta XI rocket was completed and launched."
    (Tour guide's dialogue)
  71. 71.0 71.1 Fallout 4 loading screens: "Due to the overwhelming success of Nuka-World, more parks were immediately planned. Dry Rock Gulch opened in 2058, followed by Safari Adventure in 2067. On both occasions, the amount of visitors almost doubled overnight."
  72. Pioneer Scout Badge Exam answers; Robotocist exam question 3
  73. Fallout 4 loading screens; Nuka-World: "Bradberton, Massachusetts was a small town founded in 2060 to help house the hundreds of staff members who wanted to shorten their commute to Nuka-World."
  74. Lewisburg sign
  75. Citadel terminal entries; Pentagon Library terminal, Report on U.F.O. codenamed "Palandine"
  76. Pioneer Scout Badge Exam answers; Collector exam question 5
  77. Pioneer Scout Badge Exam answers; Atomics exam question 1
  78. Fallout 3 loading screens; Operation: Anchorage
  79. Fallout 3 message box transcriptions; U.S.S. Ebon Atoll's flag
  80. Rivet City terminal entries; Welcome to the Capital Preservation Society, U.S. Declaration of War on China
  81. Sole Survivor: "Escape? What do you mean?"
    Kent Connolly: "Reliving old memories. Like Thanksgiving 2071. Ma made a 12 pound turkey. And then we all listened to, "The Silver Shroud vs. Captain Cosmos." Even pa was there. You ever listen to the Silver Shroud? That's who we need. No matter how bleak things got he'd save the day."
    (Kent Connolly's dialogue)
  82. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Galactic Zone opened to the public in 2072, making it the last of the Nuka-World parks to open before the bombs fell."
  83. Shanghai Sally: Casino Shootout
  84. Shanghai Sally: Chapter Closed
  85. The Whitespring Resort terminal entries; General manager's terminal, Press Release: The 2080 Initiative
  86. Bradberton's office terminal entries; Project Cobalt, 04-02-2077 JCB
  87. Charleston Herald - Assassin strikes again
  88. Robert House's dialogue
  89. ZAX 1.2: "The military, wishing to continue further testing, builds a large facility at the Mariposa military installation in central California. At this new facility, testing of the FEV virus continues on volunteer subjects from the military."
    (ZAX 1.2 dialogue)
  90. FEV research
  91. Fallout 4 loading screens; General hints: "On the morning of Saturday, October 23, 2077 America was consumed by the flames of nuclear war. The war with China had finally reached its cataclysmic conclusion."
  92. Captain Maxson's diary
  93. 93.0 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 Chronological order of Fallout games
  94. 94.0 94.1 FEV research notes
  95. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The Minutemen first rose to prominence in the year 2180, when they defended Diamond City against a horde of Super Mutant attackers."
  96. The Boogeyman banished?
  97. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Goodneighbor was founded in the year 2240, by a group of criminals who were banished from Diamond City."
  98. Lone Wanderer: "What about the Brotherhood's history in this area?"
    Elizabeth Jameson: "We first arrived in the Capital Wasteland in 2255. In those first couple of years, we discovered the Citadel, Super Mutants, and Project Purity!"
    (Scribe Jameson's dialogue)
  99. Message box transcription - Mojave Outpost: "In the year 2271, the Desert Rangers of Nevada and rangers of the New California Republic met at this spot to sign the Ranger Unification Treaty. Under this treaty, the Desert Rangers agreed to be absorbed into the NCR in exchange for NCR's protection of Hoover Dam, New Vegas, and southern Nevada against the forces of Caesar's Legion."
  100. Unification Monument
  101. Courier: "Have you always been with the First Recon?"
    Sterling: "Used to be a Ranger... one of the first they sent out east, back before we took the Dam. Observation and reconnaissance. We took the lay of the land, checked out the locals, and kept ourselves inconspicuous. Couple friends of mine were the first to scout the Dam. That was back in '73, if I recall. Lot of those Rangers are dead now. Vegas always chewed men up... it's just a little more literal, nowadays."
    (Sterling's dialogue)
  102. Courier: "I'd like to know more about the NCR."
    Dennis Crocker: "I can provide a quick history lesson, if that's what you're looking for. In 2274, President Kimball sent the NCR army into the Mojave in force, with the objective of occupying and repairing Hoover Dam. Rangers and army scouts had confirmed that the dam was basically unoccupied and could be restored to an operable condition."
    (Dennis Crocker's dialogue)
  103. Courier: "Who exactly are you, Mr. House?"
    Robert House: "I am Robert Edwin House, President, CEO, and sole proprietor of the New Vegas Strip. I oversaw the city's renovations starting from 2274 onward. The Three Families are my employees. Before the Great War of 2077, I was the founder, President and CEO of RobCo Industries, a vast computer and robotics corporation."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  104. The Courier: "What are you saying I have to do?"
    Caesar: "Down the hill, at the west edge of camp, is an old building. It was here when the Fort was taken in 2277. Inside the building is a hatch, and inside that hatch are two steel doors that bear the sigil of the Lucky 38 casino. Now that same sigil is on the Platinum Chip Benny was carrying when we captured him. Isn't that interesting? Even more interesting, there's a slot about the same size as the Chip on the console that opens the hatch. So you know what I think? I think the Platinum Chip opens those doors - doors that can't be pried open or drilled open or blasted open. Because all that, I tried."
    (Caesar's dialogue)
  105. Fallout: New Vegas loading screens; Factions: "In 2277, NCR forces defeated Caesar's Legion during the Battle of Hoover Dam. The NCR has held Hoover Dam since then but the Legion has not made it easy for them."
  106. Boulder City Memorial: "On this spot in the year 2277, Rangers and soldiers of the New California Republic turned back the forces of Caesar's Legion during the Battle of Hoover Dam. Over one hundred men and women gave their lives on the Nevada soil to defend local civilians and the principles of the republic. May this humble stone be an enduring memorial to their valor and sacrifice."
  107. The Synthetic Truth
  108. Preston Garvey: "Our last leader was General Becker. After he died back in '82, nobody could agree on who should take his place."
    (Preston Garvey's dialogue)
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