March Events At Mormon Station State Historic Park

Posted By on March 9, 2017

Courtesy of the Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources · 1 min read

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

History Talk

The Adventures of Kit Carson – Carson City, the Carson River, Carson Pass, and the Carson Valley – everything in our 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: Saturday, March 18, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the museum. Mormon Station is located 20 minutes south of Carson City via Hwy 395, about one hour south of Reno, and approximately 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe via Hwy 207.

History Talk

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: Saturday, March 25, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the Snowshoe Thompson Statue at Mormon Station State Historic Park, on the corner of Genoa Lane and Main Street. Mormon Station is located 20 minutes south of Carson City via Hwy 395, about one hour south of Reno, and, approximately 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe via Hwy 207.

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