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Mormon Station State Historic Park, Genoa

(4.2/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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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  • This park will not be confused with other more elaborate historic parks but it is an interesting visit and the state has done a good job of creating a nice area. 
  • In the early days Nevada was hardly friendly to get through. Rough terrain. Sparse vegetation and you are either on a hill or getting to one, every time you look around. I love it, and the high desert...  more »
  • Stopped in while my wife and I visited Genoa. The place was full of history. To see how the settlers had to struggle across the Nevada desert was very interesting. There is a dollar a person charge to...  more »