Lost City Archeaological Excavations – Moapa Valley NV

Description

“The Boulder City and Overton Camps are probably best known for their involvement in salvage archaeology, most notably excavations at Lost City in the lower Moapa Valley. The rising Lake Mead threatened a number of important archeological sites along the terraces overlooking the Muddy River. One well-publicized project was at Lost City, a five-mile stretch of Puebloan settlements that were soon to be inundated by Lake Mead. In a race against time, Nevada and NPS officials mobilized the young and energetic labor force and resumed the excavation at Lost City.”

–The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada

Source notes

Renee Corona Kolvet and Victoria Ford, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada: From Boys to Men. University of Nevada Press, 2006. Pg. 101.

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Location Info


721 South Moapa Valley Boulevard
Overton, NV 89040

Location notes: This is the location of the Boulder Dam Park Museum in Overton, NV, which was established by the National Park Service in the 1930s. The CCC helped with the museum's construction.

Coordinates: 36.5316277, -114.43986330000001

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