Mormon Station State Historic Park

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Mormon Station State Historic Park
Nevada State Park
Country  United States
State  Nevada
County Douglas
Town Genoa
Elevation 4,783 ft (1,458 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°00′16″N 119°50′43″W / 39.00444°N 119.84528°W / 39.00444; -119.84528Coordinates: 39°00′16″N 119°50′43″W / 39.00444°N 119.84528°W / 39.00444; -119.84528 [1]
Area 3.54 acres (1 ha) [2]
Established 1957
Management Nevada Division of State Parks
Location in Nevada
Website: Mormon Station State Historic Park

Mormon Station State Historic Park is a state park in downtown Genoa, Nevada, interpreting the site of the first permanent nonnative settlement in Nevada.[3] 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 that burned down in 1910.[4] The site is memorialized with Nevada Historical Marker 12.[5]

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The reconstructed structures were begun in 1947 with $5,000 provided by the Nevada Legislature. Legislation in 1955 authorized the transfer of management of the property to the Division of State Parks, which took place in 1957.[6] The replica trading post houses a museum with pioneer artifacts and exhibits about the station's history.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mormon Station Historic State Monument". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. May 2016. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Mormon Station State Historic Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  4. ^ "History of Mormon Station State Historic Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Nevada’s Birthplace". Nevada’s State Historical Markers. State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Mormon Station State Historic Park 2005 Master Plan Update" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Parks. 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 13, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 

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