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Mormon Station hosts events

Staff Reports

History Talk – The Early Years of Mormon Station

Join a park ranger for a talk on the early settlement and development of Mormon Station, and what life was like for the early settlers that called this place home. This talk will focus on the 1850s, and discuss how Mormon Station grew from a remote trading station to a bustling community over the span of a few years.

WHEN: Friday, 11:30 a.m.-noon

Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-noon

Guided Walk to the Hanging Tree

Join a park interpreter for a guided walk to the infamous “hanging tree,” and hear the tragic story of how “Nevada justice” was carried out here in 1897. This approximately one-mile round trip guided walk will primarily follow Genoa Lane. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear and bring water. This program is limited to no more than 25 participants. To register for this guided walk, call the park office at 775-782-2590 or email Chris at mormonstation@parks.nv.gov.

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.-noon

History Talk – Abner Blackburn and the founding of Mormon Station

In 1851, John Reese founded the permanent Mormon Station trading post where the park is now located, but did you know there was a temporary trading post established in 1850 about one-mile north of Reese’s post? Join park staff for a history talk focused on the “1850 Mormon Station,” and one of the key figures in its founding, Abner Blackburn.

WHEN: Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

Paranormal Investigation and Campout

Join local volunteers for a real paranormal investigation of Mormon Station using professional equipment. Participants must be at least 15 years old and accompanied by a guardian if under 18.

Participants who would like to camp in the Mormon Station stockade after the investigation are welcome to do so. The park has a limited number of tents that may be borrowed, or participants may bring their own. This program is limited to no more than 12 participants. Reservations are required, and space is limited. To register, call the park office at 775-782-2590 or email Chris at mormonstation@parks.nv.gov.

WHEN: Sept. 21, 7-11 p.m.

History Talk – The Pony Express in Nevada

Join a park ranger for a history talk focusing on the Pony Express’ operations in Nevada. We will discuss the difficulties of the route riders took, the numerous Pony Express stations located throughout the Silver State, famous ride across the state, and ruins that can still be seen today.

WHEN: Sept. 22, 1:30-2 p.m.