Moapa Valley History

Moapa Valley has been inhabited since approximately 1000 B.C. according to archeological research. The earliest inhabitants were American Indians including the Pueblos until around A.D. 1150, and after that the Paiute Indians. The Moapa Band of Paiutes have a reservation in Moapa,and operate the Moapa Tribal Plaza at the East Entrance of the Valley of Fire State Park.

The Mormons started an agricultural community along the Muddy River at St. Thomas (abandoned and submerged when Hoover Dam was built) in 1864. Additional towns were settled including St. Joseph (currently Logandale), Overton, Westpoint (currently Moapa), and Kaolin (suffered the same fate as St. Thomas)

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Logandale Trails History

Logandale Trails is a multi-use trail system that consists of well marked trails, restrooms, information kiosks, and primitive camping. It encompasses over twenty-one thousand acres

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Moapa Valley History Part 1

Author :This article was written and submitted by Elise McAllister, from Partners in Conservation and Logandale Trails System. Elise will be a regular contributor to this blog and the Moapa Valley History Category.

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Saint Thomas

St Thomas was a pioneer settlement starting in 1865, located approximately 7 miles southeast of Overton, NV, inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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Latter Day Saints-Then and Now

The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the late 1860’s was Brigham Young. Who at the time issued a call to selected names read in a conference in Nephi, Utah.

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