Mormon Station State Historic Park

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Coordinates: 39°0′15″N 119°50′42″W / 39.00417°N 119.84500°W / 39.00417; -119.84500
Mormon Station State Historic Park
Nevada State Park
Country  United States
State  Nevada
County Douglas
Location Genoa
 - elevation 4,783 ft (1,458 m) [1]
 - coordinates 39°0′15″N 119°50′42″W / 39.00417°N 119.84500°W / 39.00417; -119.84500
Area 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Founded 1955
Management Nevada Division of State Parks
Location of Mormon Station State Historic Park in Nevada

Mormon Station Historic State Park is a state park interpreting the site of the first permanent nonnative settlement in Nevada, USA. The park is located 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.[2] The site is managed by the Western Nevada Region of Nevada State Parks. It is listed as Nevada Historical Marker 12.[3]

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  1. ^ "Mormon Station Historic State Monument". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-12-12. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ Mormon Station State Historic Park 2005 Master Plan Update. Nevada Division of State Parks. 2005. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Nevada Historical Markers". Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

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