Mormon Station - Genoa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 00.248 W 119° 50.746
11S E 253573 N 4321088
This Historical Marker is located at the Mormon Station State Monument, on the northeast corner of Genoa Lane (Nevada Highway 206) and Main Street in Genoa, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMFM0W
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/01/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 7

Genoa was the first permanent settlement established in present-day Nevada. At the time of settlement it was part of Utah Territory.
Marker Title (required): Mormon Station - Genoa

Marker Text (required):
In early June, 1850, a party of Mormons led by Abner and Thomas Blackburn, Hampton S. Beatie and Joseph Dumont, established a trading post about a mile to the north of this site. In September, as they returned to Salt Lake City, a party of Bannock Indians attacked them and stole most of their horses and livestock. On September 9, 1850, the U.S. Congress created the Utah Territory, which included this section of present-day Nevada. Nine months later, June 1, 1851, John and Enoch Reese, Salt Lake merchants, arrived to establish Mormon Station, the first settlement in present-day Nevada. On June 17, 1854, the Utah Territorial Legislature created Carson County. Probate Judge Orson Hyde, Judge George P. Stiles, U.S. Marshall Joseph L. Heywood and other Mormons arrived to organize and help colonize the county on June 17, 1855. The original Mormon Station buildings were destroyed in a fire on June 28, 1910 and the lot stood vacant until the present replica of the fort was constructed in 1947-48. On July 24, 1948, Mormons and State Officials dedicated the fort at a Pioneer Day celebration here in Genoa.

County (required): Douglas

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

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