Mormon Station expansion well under way in Genoa (RGJ)

July 17, 2007

Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nevada.

(Reno Gazette-Journal)–Judging by the faded photographs and sketches that line the museum walls, parts of Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa look much the same these days as they did in the 19th century.

From the wooden stockade fence to a small grove of apple trees, the park commemorating what is arguably the earliest settlement in Nevada is filled with original and replica artifacts from the state’s early days.

Still, there’s no reason the site shouldn’t change with the times, Park Supervisor Suzanne Sturtevant said. Read more at the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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A Living History Re-enactment at Genoa’s Mormon Station State Historic Park

June 18, 2007

Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nevada.

GENOA, Nev.–The pioneers are coming to Genoa once again. Visit Mormon Station State Historic Park Saturday, June 23, 2007 and see how early pioneers lived and worked.

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, members of the Sierra Nevada Mormon Pioneers will demonstrate corn-husk doll-making, rope making, leather working (making shoes and moccasins), fire starting (with flint and steel) and period cooking. The living history re-enactment also includes pioneer games. Read the rest of this entry »


“Guns of the Old West” at Mormon Station State Historic Park June 20

June 18, 2007

Ranger Jim Black discusses “Guns of the Old West” at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nevada.

GENOA, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks is offering a free presentation called “Guns of the Old West” on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa.

Beginning at 11:00 am, Park Ranger and gun enthusiast, Jim Black, will give a one hour presentation on the evolution and use of firearms. Read the rest of this entry »


Free Bike to State Parks Weekend

May 15, 2007

Washoe Lake State Park

The Nevada Division of State Parks will admit, free of charge, bicyclists who ride into any Nevada State Park the weekend of May 19-20, 2007, in celebration of National Bike Month.

Nevada State Parks include Lake Tahoe-Nevada (which includes the Spooner Backcountry), Valley of Fire, Spring Mountain Ranch, Lahontan, Floyd Lamb, Cathedral Gorge and Kershaw-Ryan. Read the rest of this entry »