Genoa is the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada and one
of the most attractive communities anywhere in the American
West. Mormon Station, the original name of the settlement,
was established as a trading post in 1851 to serve the
wagon trains as a resting and reprovisioning place between
the deserts of the Great Basin and the granite barricade of
the Sierra Nevada.
Mormon Station was Nevada’s first town and its first
boomtown, not because of mining, but because of agriculture.