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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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  • Very nice park area but not much to see from a historical standpoint. A few plaques with information. Did not visit the small museum.  more »
  • Located in Genoa, NV this is literally a small corner of a wide spot in the road. Apparently it is the first permanent non-native settlement in Nevada. The park features a replica of a 1851 trading po...  more »
  • This is a very small, but packed with information, restored Mormon trading post that served travelers before they crossed the Sierra Nevada to California. The exhibits explain the origin of the Genoa ...  more »

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