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Presentations on the Emigrant Trail at Mormon Station State Historic Park July 23


GENOA, Nev. – Nevada State Parks invites the public to enjoy a day of free presentations on the Emigrant Trail at Mormon Station State Historic Park Saturday, July 23, 2011.  The outdoor presentations will begin at 10 a.m. and end around 5 p.m.  Each presentation will be approximately 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards.  Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs and a beverage.  Dogs will not be allowed at the presentations.


10:00am – Jeff Kintop, State Archivist, “The Early Settlement of Genoa”

11:30am – Doris Dwyer, Professor of Women’s History, “Women’s Voices from the Overland Trail”

1:00pm – Fred Horlacher, Historian, “Tales from the Emigrant Trail/40 Mile Desert”

2:30pm – Chris Bayer, Historian/Musician, “Music and the Emigrant Trail, Stories and Songs”

4:00pm – Stan Paher, Historian/Author, “Early Settlements of Genoa/Dayton/Nevada Ghost Towns”

Additionally, Dave Jamiel, director of the California Trails Center, will be on-site to answer questions and provide information about the California Trail.

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa , a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road.  Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south of Reno via U.S. Highway 395.

WHO: The outdoor presentations are open to the public.  Two of the speakers are sponsored by the Nevada Humanities Committee and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

MORE:  Bring a lawn chair and picnic lunch to enjoy a day at the park.  Visit the log-cabin museum and see the 1862 Light Cavalry sword on display for the first time in more than 40 years.  Admission to the museum is $1 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.  For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590.

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