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Mormon Station State Historic Park, Genoa

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • This park is of special interest because its location. Genoa, Nevada, is the oldest community in the state. The park is a good place for a picnic lunch or short stroll with a few exhibits of frontier ...  read more »
  • After walking into Genoa from David Walley's, the lush greenery and shady benches were heavenly. The picnic area stretches back away from the street. We rested and met locals and visitors like us near...  read more »
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