St. Thomas: The Lakeside Ghost Town
Join Friends for our February Wild Speaker Series, featuring Lauren Macleod, Education Technician at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Lauren will provide us with an overview of St. Thomas, Nevada, a reemerged ghost town once lost under the depths of Lake Mead. Come learn about how the town thrived, sank below the depths of the rising lake waters and where you can plan a hike to view the ghost town's ruins.
Originally founded in 1865 by Mormon settlers, the tiny town of St. Thomas, Nevada was inundated by the rising waters of Lake Mead after the completion of the Hoover Dam in 1936. Due to recent drought conditions, the lowering lake levels have fully exposed the town’s ruins. In this multimedia presentation, a Lake Mead National Park Ranger will discuss the history of this reemerged ghost town. Come ready to learn a little more about Nevada history and the hidden treasures of Lake Mead National Recreation Area!
We will see you there!
Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.
Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.
Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
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