by Ellen Caywood

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January 30, 2014
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Harris collection on display at museum

We at the Douglas County Historical Society are honored to announce that a huge amount of local history was recently donated to us by a member of the Harris family. In the late 1860’s, Maurice (Mose) Harris came west from New York and purchased the Klauber Medalbaum Store in Genoa. The mercantile soon became known as the Harris Store. In 1877, Mose married Anna Norgaard a new arrival to Carson Valley from Denmark. Anna spent most of her time in the store, while Mose and his six-horse team peddled goods to mining and logging camps. Mose Harris was a kind …

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