Both Mormon Station State Historic and Heritage parks saw performances on Tuesday.
Carson Valley Pops violinist and Concert Master Lee Miles said she and around a dozen other performers would pack up after the Gardnerville performance and head over to Mormon Station to perform with the Carson City Symphony Orchestra for its 10th year participating in the Americana Celebration.
Miles said she also performs with the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, which has been making the rounds this week, wrapping up Sunday at Tahoe Paradise Park in South Lake Tahoe.
Gardnerville resident Pamela Sauer said that toward the end of the performance by the Pops she took a photo of a U.S. flag in the park as they were playing “America the Beautiful.”
“(It) reminded me how fortunate we are to live in America,” she said. “(It was) a beautiful day with wonderful music. Thank you to all who made this performance possible.”
Nevada’s Oldest Town opened its celebration of the Fourth of July with a kids and pets parade through town on Tuesday morning.
“It’s a great family event, a great wholesome event,” said Genoa Town Board Chairman Gordon Pasley said. “We’d like it to keep going for another 100 years and continue our way of life here in Carson Valley, and in Genoa, Nevada.”
Mormon Station State Historic Park was packed on the Fourth with residents listening to music from four bands, including one fronted by Carson Valley’s own Jakota Wass, throughout the day.
The crescendo was the symphony performing in Mormon Station on Tuesday afternoon.