Sponsored by the National Park Service
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005
The town was established by Mormon settlers in 1865, and played an important role in the social and economic development of Southern Nevada. However, when the Hoover Dam was constructed, the town was abandoned as the waters of Lake Mead inundated the area.
Over the past few years, Lake Mead's dropping water levels have exposed the foundation of the town, and during National Archeology Day, visitors will be allowed to walk the historic streets and learn about the town's history.
Guests must register to participate in the three-hour tour. Registration is limited to 20. For details and reservations, contact the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 702-293-8990. For more information about St. Thomas, visit http://www.nps.gov/lake/historyculture/stthomas.htm.
National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/lake/contacts.htm