2011 Genoa City Drive
WHEN: Saturday, June 4th @10:00 AM Meet @ Sierra Summit Theatre Parking Lot on Mt. Rose Hwy (13965 South Virginia Street, Reno )
ROUTE: We met at the Sierra Summit Theatre’s Parking Lot (park in the area closest to Mt Rose Hwy). We headed south on 395 to old 395 then Franktown, 395 thru Carson, Jack’s valley Rd to Genoa then continue south on Foothill Rd (206) until Centerville Ln (756) and ended at Gilbert’s house for a yummy lunch. (Click here for the mapped Route)
COSTS: $5.00/person to cover the insurance cost for the event.
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About Genoa City: What started out as a lean-to and a few supplies in 1850, grew into the Town of Genoa by 1851. Douglas County and Carson Valley history is very young, an important chapter in the romantic “Old West”. Explorers and trappers made their way through this area but it wasn’t until June of 1851 when John Reese and his party built a trading post that the area began to attract settlers and became a permanent settlement. Reese and his men took up land claims extending from the Walley’s Hot Springs marsh area south of Genoa into Jack’s Valley on the north. Since most of the men in Reese’s party were Mormon, the location became known as Mormon Station. After building a trading post, Reese built a house and sent for his family in New York. Later, Reese added a blacksmith shop and a large corral for livestock.Visit http://www.genoanevada.org for more information on Genoa, Nevada’s oldest town.