A Closer Look at Nevada's First Permanent Settlement
Built in 1851, Mormon Station in present-day Genoa is the site of one of the first permanent settlements in what would eventually become Nevada. Though the original station and trading post was lost decades ago to fire, Mormon Station State Historic Park is home to a reproduction constructed in 1947 that houses a museum with period artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the replica log cabin-turned-museum, the park includes a Snowshoe Thompson memorial statue (at right), stockade area with antique wagons, walking paths, picnic sites, and a group-use pavilion.
Mormon Station State Historic Park
PO Box 302, Genoa, NV 89411