Then the Hoover Dam project was started. Evacuation notices were posted on everything for five years, however no one left until rising water was spotted in the Virgin Canyon. Many of the buildings were moved to towns on higher ground. The cemetery was dug up and relocated to just outside of Overton.
Looking out over St. Thomas now.
The last few years the area has been in a drought so the waters of lake mead have receded and St. Thomas has been uncovered. When you walk around you can see some of the old foundations. You used to be able to see where the streets were but most of that is gone now.
The family decided to explore the lake bottom to see what we could find. Mostly a lot of mud and sea shells.