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History talks at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa

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The museum at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa.
Nevada State Parks

Mormon Station Historic Park in Genoa will be the backdrop for a pair of historic talks Saturday and Sunday.

Join park rangers at Mormon Station for a history series covering early settlement and historic trails through Nevada.

The weekend of historic lectures begins Saturday discussing Mormon pioneers in Nevada.

Mormon pioneers were some of the first people to settle the great state of Nevada.

Find out just who these pioneers were and what brought them to the region.

This historic talk will cover the history of Mormon settlement in both the northern and southern regions of Nevada, from Genoa to Las Vegas.

Sunday’s talk will discuss some of the historic trails in the Silver State.

Nevada is the driest state in America, while also being the seventh largest state by total land area.

This made navigating across the state a tricky journey for many early pioneers.

Learn about how early travelers made their way across this vast, dry expanse of land.

This historic talk will cover a brief history of three major historic trails through Nevada.

These trails include the California Trail and Pony Express Trail in the northern part of the state, as well as the lesser known Old Spanish Trail in southern Nevada.

Both talks start at noon, are free and all ages are welcome.

The talks will be held inside the wagon shed at Mormon Station.

For more information visit mormonstation@parks.nv.gov.