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St. Thomas Ghost Town

SR 169 St Thomas Point, Moapa Valley, Nevada 89040 USA

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“walk through time in an once underwater town!”

St. Thomas was an established town that was submerged in 1938 by Lake Mead after the Hoover Dam was constructed.  Most of the residents of St. Thomas relocated to Overton, NV.  Since the water level of Lake Mead has been consistently dropping due to drought, the town of St. Thomas is visible.  It's spooky to walk among the ruins of all the homes, but it makes for a great hike around the Valley of Fire/Lake Mead Recreation Area. Founded 8 Jan 1865 by Mormon settlers sent by Brigham Young to the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin Rivers, St. Thomas had fewer than 500 residents, but was a popular stop along the Arrowhead Trail. The town and surrounding land was purchased by the Federal goverment in the 1930s to make way for Lake Mead. Most residents moved to nearby Overton. After the completion of Hoover Dam (then called Boulder Dam), the waters rose to cover the foundations of the town's buildings. Today, when the lake is low, the remnants of St. Thomas rise out of the mud

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beccabit

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April 17, 2021
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These directions took you to a dead end. Look it up on google.

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St. Thomas Ghost Town

SR 169 St Thomas Point
Moapa Valley, Nevada
89040 USA

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