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Celebrating Genoa’s heritage

'Doctor Beeswax' speaks to a group about Civil War injuries and treatment Saturday during Genoa's Western Heritage Day.
Brad Coman

Nevada’s oldest town was filled to the gills on Saturday by visitors to Genoa’s Western Heritage Days.

Two concerts were near sell-outs on Friday and Saturday.

Organizers expected about 3,000 people to attend, and parking in the town was at a premium as visitors parked along the streets entering the town.

Genoa dates back to 1851 where it was founded as a trading post along the trail to the California gold fields. It was the Douglas County seat from 1864 to 1916, when Minden took that over.