A very interesting place to visit, echoes of the past lie all around and you can feel the history of a spot frozen in time by the waters of Lake Mead.
Once a Mormon settlement, St. Thomas thrived as a stopping point between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City along the Arrowhead Trail. In 1928, President Calvin Coolidge signed the bill auLake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada
thorizing the building of Hoover Dam. This dam would create a large lake behind it, Lake Mead, and as the waters rose, areas that had been high and dry along the Muddy and Virgin Rivers would be inundated by the lake.
With the fluctuations of the lake water levels, St. Thomas has arisen from the depths several times since 1938.
Today the town is still exposed and visitors can roam the roads and trails that were once a thriving wild west town.
Learn more: St. Thomas, Nevada
Fun fact: The town’s cemetery was relocated to Overton, Nevada where there is a St. Thomas interpretive center with a staff archaeologist doing on-going research into the history and settlement of the Muddy River.