by Tim Mikulski
Welcome to Weekend Reads at the PreservationNation blog, wherein we share a handful of the most interesting preservation-related stories we've come across over the course of the week.
“Late last year, Congress authorized a new National World War I Memorial for Washington, D.C. Just last month, that memorial took its first step toward becoming a reality. But there’s a hitch: The site that legislators picked out for the monument is already home to a World War I memorial. Predictably, the plan has sparked a skirmish over the best way to remember the War to End All Wars.” CityLab -- How Many World War I Memorials Does One Park Need?
“It has been submerged in water for more than 80 years. But now, following this summer's record drought, 60 per cent of Lake Mead has dried up, revealing entire buildings that disappeared decades ago. And tourists are flooding in. The reservoir -- America's largest -- is home to St Thomas, an Old West town which was lost in 1938 when the government built a dam to create a lake.” Daily Mail -- Astonishing drought unveils lost Wild West town that has been submerged under Nevada's Lake Mead for the most part of 80 years... Read More →
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