Throw Back Thursday: St. Thomas, NV

A city revealed when the waters of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam were released to build the “straws” for our AZ and CA friends. Those of us who enjoy the water activities are waiting, waiting, waiting for the work to be done, and Lake Mead to be filled…..someday….

When I moved to Nevada in 1997, Lake Mead was FULL and Hoover Dam was releasing water. The ONLY way to “see” St. Thomas was with scuba gear!!! Now, the water full algae green, smelly, gross and few folks make the trip to enjoy what was once a VERY BEAUTIFUL place.

However, when the water level dropped it revealed St. Thomas, one of the locations the Mormons settled to eventually develop what has become Boulder City and Las Vegas. They had the FIRST railroad station, school, store, and LOTS of farmers. There are photos of the LAST man “standing” as he rode his boat out of the flooded St. Thomas city, (In the museum). If you ever visit our Silver State, it is worth the trip and 2.5 mile hike through the desert!

Make today a Creative ADVENTURE!

Love, De

Photo Credit: http://www.artworkbydiannmeynor.com

4 thoughts on “Throw Back Thursday: St. Thomas, NV”

  1. Wow, thank you for the tour, I appreciate this since the hike is too far for me to make. Seems a shame to have buried this nice little town really but I wish Lake Mead could refill too.

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    1. Wish I could have given more history on the individual photos ….perhaps someday soon, I will update them, with the little I have learned about Valley history. Have to admire the folks who called this extreme land home…..loooong BEFORE AC was invented!

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