Friday, June 21, 2013

Carson City & The Lost City Museum

Episode #26 of the Nevada Magazine radio show features respective interviews with Joel Dunn, executive director of the Carson City Conventions and Visitors Bureau, and Dena Sedar, director of The Lost City Museum in Overton.

In the first half-hour, Dunn discusses all the things that make Nevada's capital city, Carson City, great. That of course includes events, such as June's Legends of the West Bike & Car Fest and the Garden & Historic House Tour. He also provides an update on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad attraction, including the Toast of the Canyon, kids-free Fridays, and the holiday Polar Express ride. Dunn also discusses how the Carson City CVB is utilizing New Deal Coupons, the historic Kit Carson Trail walking tour, and more.

In the second half-hour, Sedar begins by discussing one of Nevada's more intriguing ghost towns, St. Thomas, which was flooded due to the creation of Hoover Dam in the 1930s. She goes on to explain the relevance of Southern Nevada's Lost City Museum, one of seven state museums. Excerpts from Sedar's book, Nevada’s Lost City, appeared in the September/October 2012 edition of Nevada Magazine (read the story here). An excerpt from the book reads: Many people think that the Ancestral Puebloans were only found in the Four Corners region, but the Lost City is archaeological proof that they lived and thrived in Southern Nevada.

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