Mormon Station State Historic Park, Genoa

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Mormon Station Historic State Park is a state park interpreting the site of the first permanent nonnative settlement in Nevada in the United States. The park is in downtown Genoa.Mormon Station was originally settled by Mormon pioneers and served as a respite for travelers on the California Trail. The park features a replica of the 1851 trading post stockade and a museum with pioneer artifacts and exhibits about the station's history. The reconstructed structures were begun in 1947 with $5,000 provided by the Nevada Legislature. Legislation transferred management of the property to the Division of State Parks in 1955. The site is managed by the Western Nevada Region of Nevada State Parks. It is listed as Nevada Historical Marker 12.
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  • Quaint smaller park. Small museum and very well maintained grounds. Opens at 10 am? Some nice pieces from the era like wagons and lumber haulers. Inexpensive admission to museum, grounds are free.  more »
  • A beautiful place to sit and look at the mountains. I would suggest walking down the road and getting a ice cream first.  more »
  • This is a lovely well maintained park in the town of Genoa. There are picnic tables and public barbecues, a nice sidewalk to walk on and well kept public restrooms. A great example for other cities to...  more »

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