St. Thomas Nevada is unique among ghost towns, it is flooded most of the time. St. Thomas is a victim of progress in the form of Hoover Dam and its reservoir, Lake Mead.
This small western town was founded in 1865 by Mormon settlers. It is located at what was once a prime farming location, the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin Rivers. The Muddy River, because it is fed by artesian springs, is a very reliable source of water.
The Anasazi culture and its antecedent, the Basketmaker Culture made their home in this immediate area for millennia. The Anasazi culture in particular was known for growing corn or maize, beans and other crops in this same area as the Lost City is located across the river from here.