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Learn more about famous explorers

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The statue of Snowshoe Thompson, patron saint of Sierra skiers, in Mormon Station Historic State Park in Genoa on Sunday morning.
Kurt Hildebrand |

Celebrate spring with a series of history talks featuring some of Genoa’s infamous local legends at Mormon Station State Historic Park.

The Adventures of Kit Carson – Carson City, the Carson River, Carson Pass, and the Carson Valley – everything in the area seems to be named after Christopher “Kit” Carson. Join a Park Ranger at Mormon Station State Historic Park to learn about the life and adventures of this frontier legend, and hear the stories of the man who left a lasting mark on northern Nevada.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18

WHERE: Meet at the museum, 2295 Main St, Genoa.

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Snowshoe Thompson – Join a Park Ranger for a 30-minute history talk about the fascinating life of Snowshoe Thompson. Sometimes referred to as the “Viking of the Sierras,” this celebrated outdoorsman delivered mail from Genoa to Placerville during treacherous winter storms. Find out how he managed to brave these conditions and other interesting stories about this local legend.

WHEN: 4 p.m., Saturday, March 25

WHERE: Meet at the Snowshoe Thompson Statue at Mormon Station State Historic Park, on the corner of Genoa Lane and Main Street.