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Mormon Ghost Town Uncovered for the First Time in 70 Years (Photos)

MR says: Check out these striking photos of a Mormon ghost town, St. Thomas, found in Nevada near Lake Mead. The town has been vacant for the past 75 years.

The town was founded at the site where the Muddy River flowed into the Colorado River and at one point had about 500 settlers. It was abandoned in 1938 after the construction of the Hoover Dam caused the Colorado River to rise. The area was once submerged in 60 feet of water but became exposed to the air as a severe drought in the Western United States over the past 15 years has caused Lake Mead to drop to historic low levels.

Mormon Ghost Town Uncovered for the First Time in 70 Years

The ruins of the Hannig Ice Cream Parlor in St. Thomas on the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Mormon Ghost Town Uncovered for the First Time in 70 Years

The ruins of a structure in St. Thomas.

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Artifacts lie in a foundation in the ghost town.

Images from Washington Post.

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