GSM 2015 March Nevada - Day 2 Part 2
Apr 28, 2015Public
Photo: Lost City Museum, NV
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Photo: The Lost City Museum was built in 1935 by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. These Anasazi Indian sites were being threatened by the waters of Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built Hoover Dam. Eventually, when the lake was filled to capacity, about five miles of sites had been inundated or undercut by the water.
Photo: 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 also served as the park headquarters for the Boulder Dam State Park that was established at Lake Mead.
Photo: The museum is currently owned and maintained by the State of Nevada as one of its six state museums. Program include ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours and outreach programs, changing exhibits and archival library and collections research capabilities.
Photo: Looking up from within.
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Photo: Petrified log in Vally of Fire State Park.
Photo: Half buried petrified log.
Photo: What is the process that makes wood petrified?
Photo: Over the centuries, minerals brought in by water grow and take the existing shape of the wood. The harder components of the wood mold the growing crystals so they take on a “wood like” appearance.
Photo: Views from the Rainbow Vista trailhead.
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Photo: GSM members on the trail to Rainbow Vista.
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