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Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Mormon Station

 
 
Old Mormon Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
1. Old Mormon Station Marker
Inscription. The principle emigrant trail to California’s gold fields in the 1850’s passed about 50 yards east of here. In June, 1850, Hampton S. Beatie and Abner Blackburn, two Mormons from Salt Lake City, established Nevada’s first trading post a few yards from this marker. It was a roofless 20-by-60-foot log structure soon known as “Mormon Station.” Beatie and Blackburn obtained provisions from Placerville, Ca and traded them to emigrants in need who had just crossed the Forty Mile Desert east of Fallon, Nv. And who where about to take on the Sierra Nevada’s. In 1851, Col. John Reese, a Salt Lake City businessman led a wagon train of provisions into Carson Valley and established a larger “Mormon Station” in what is now Genoa. The present site subsequently became identified as the location of “Old Mormon Station.”

Dedicated October 31, 6008 (2003) Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
In Conjunction with the Carson Valley Historical Society

 
Erected 2003 by Snowshoe Thompson Chapter No. 1827, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 
Old Mormon Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
2. Old Mormon Station Marker
Marker on post on right is a “California Trail” National Historic Trail Marker.
1.05′ N, 119° 50.29′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Genoa Lakes Drive near Jacks Valley Road (Nevada Route 206). Touch for map. Genoa Lakes Country Club is located 1 mile north of Genoa on Jacks Valley Road and marker is located in front of the pond at the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Genoa Lakes Drive, Genoa NV 89411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. We Salute John “Snowshoe” Thompson / A Tribute From Three Lutheran Churches (approx. half a mile away); John A. “Snow-Shoe” Thompson (approx. half a mile away); Judge Daniel Webster Virgin (approx. one mile away); The Pony Express (approx. one mile away); John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (approx. one mile away); Carson Trail - Original Mormon Station (approx. one mile away); Genoa (approx. one mile away); Mormon Station (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
 
Regarding Old Mormon Station. See Mormon Station and Mormon Station - Genoa markers for additional information.
 
Also see . . .
1. What Pioneers Had to Say about Old Mormon Station’s Location. Quotes by Nevada Pioneers who settled in and around Mormon Station. (Submitted on July 29, 2009.) 

2. National Park Service - The California National Historic Trail
Old Mormon Station and California National Historic Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
3. Old Mormon Station and California National Historic Trail Marker
. (Submitted on July 29, 2009.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
“California Trail” – National Historic Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
4. “California Trail” – National Historic Trail Marker
Emigrant Trail – Carson River Route
Marker No. C.R.R. 21 – Site of Old Mormon Station Established by
H.S. Beatie in 1850
Mormon Station - Genoa image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle
5. Mormon Station - Genoa
Marker Located at the Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa.

At the site of the trading post entablished in 1851 by Col. Reese.
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Mormon Station Marker image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle
6. Mormon Station Marker
A second Mormon Station marker located at the Mormon Station State Historic Park.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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