Mormon Station State Historic Park
|Mormon Station State Historic Park|
The original Mormon Station trading post, prior to burning down in June 1910
|Location||Genoa, Nevada, United States|
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|Area||3.54 acres (1.43 ha) |
|Elevation||4,783 ft (1,458 m) |
|Designation||Nevada state park|
|Administrator||Nevada Division of State Parks|
|Website||Mormon Station State Historic Park|
Mormon Station State Historic Park is a state park in downtown Genoa, Nevada, interpreting the site of the first permanent nonnative settlement in Nevada.  Mormon Station was originally settled by Mormon pioneers and served as a respite for travelers on the Carson Route of the California Trail. The park features a replica of the 1851 trading post stockade that burned down in 1910.  The replica trading post houses artifacts and exhibits about the station's history. 
In June 1910, a large fire swept through Genoa, destroying a number of structures, including what remained of the Mormon Station trading post.  Reconstruction of the trading post structures began in 1947 with $5,000 provided by the Nevada Legislature. Legislation in 1955 authorized the transfer of management of the property to the Division of State Parks, which took place in 1957.  The site is memorialized with a tablet erected by the Sons of Utah Pioneers in 1991  and Nevada Historical Marker 12. 
- "Mormon Station Historic State Monument". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. April 27, 2018. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
- "Mormon Station State Historic Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
- "History of Mormon Station State Historic Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
- "Loss by Fire at Genoa Will Exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars".
Carson City Daily Appeal. 47 (152).
Carson City, Nevada. June 29, 1910. p. 1.
The buildings destroyed and the estimates of loss are as follows...the old log cabin which was the first building built in the State of Nevada and whose value as a historical relic was priceless.
- "Mormon Station State Historic Park 2005 Master Plan Update" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Parks. 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 13, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- "Mormon Station - Genoa". Historical Marker Database. June 16, 2016. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
- "Nevada's Birthplace". Nevada’s State Historical Markers. State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
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