This museum is only open from May - October these days, but it originally was open for business as both courthouse and school starting in 1865. Cool old building.
The museum's exhibits describe the history of Genoa.
Apparently there is some controversy over if it is Dayton or Genoa that was the oldest white settlement in Nevada. Genoa has officially one, but the road signs to Dayton still say it's the oldest town.
A replica of the trading post (and oldest non-native settlement in Nevada) along historic California Trail and Pony Express has been built in Genoa. This state park is only open from May to October. So I've only seen it from the outside, and there isn't much to see except the log fence and this building from the outside. But the original fort must have been a welcome sight for wagon trains 150 years ago.
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I went inside the Old Genoa Bar, not because I was thirsty but because I was curious. It's kind of small, lots and lots of old clipping and posters on the walls. There are modern slot machines in there, just a few. It reminded me of Toby Keith's song, "I Love My Bar", because there were all walks of life represented in the building.
The sign on the buidling says:
Old Genoa Bar
In 1863, Al Livingston built this building and called it Livingston's Exchange. In 1884, Frank Fettic bought it and renamed it Fettic's Exchange. He operated it as a "Gentleman's saloon" allowing no rough stuff or excessive drinking. It subsequently had three more owners until 1963 when Robert Carver purchased it. Now known as the "Old Genoa Bar" it is the oldest continually operating thirst parlor in the State of Nevada. "No Horses Allowed." Dedicated September 21, 1974
This Antique shop is right next to the Masonic Hall (Douglas Lodge #12).
Fondest memory: It's so full you have to go outside to switch places in the store. But it seemed to have more to chose from than the Antique show in January.
The sign says...
Douglas Lodge #12, F&AM
Chartered on September 17, 1868 by the newly created grand lodge of Nevada, their first worshipful master was Robert W. Bollen. In early 1873 they purchased this building in a partially finished condition. It was subsequently finished in November of 1873. Dedicated and occupied. On this, their 125th anniversary, they have continuously held their meetings in this ediface.
Dedicated this 17th day of September 1993...
The shops were open, but most everything in town that might interset a tourist is closed down for the good part of the year.
Fondest memory: Even though there was a small amount of snow on the ground in Genoa in January, it looks a bit like autumn. The Black Locust trees in the Mormon Station State Park hold onto their leaves.