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Park Collection at the Lost City Museum

Location: Lost City Museum; 721 South Moapa Valley Boulevard, Overton, Nevada

Dedicated: 2002

Marker Significance: The Lost City Museum was built by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. Anasazi Indian sites were being threatened by the waters of Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built Hoover Dam.  The Civilian Conservation Corps assisted in the excavation of the sites and the construction of the museum building. The building was constructed of sun-dried adobe brick in a pueblo- revival style.

The museum is currently owned by the State of Nevada.  Doctor and Mrs. William S. Park donated an archaeological collection and American Indian artifacts to the museum, now known as the Park Collection.  The Valley of Fire Chapter placed a commemorative marker which reads:  “Presented in memory of Doctor and Mrs. William S. Park as an expression of appreciation for their archaeological collection and American Indian artifacts by Valley of Fire Chapter, Las Vegas, Nevada.”

Directions: From Las Vegas, take Interstate 15 north towards Salt Lake City.  Take the NV-169 exit – Exit 93 – toward Longdale and Overton.  Turn right onto NV-169/North Moapa Valley Boulevard.  Continue to the right when North Moapa Valley Boulevard turns onto South Moapa Valley Boulevard until you come to 721 South Moapa Valley Boulevard in Overton.  Estimated travel time from downtown Las Vegas is just over one hour.

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