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Genoa is the oldest permanent settlement in the state and was the seat of Carson County, Utah Territory until the formation of Nevada Territory in 1861. Since then it's been quiet here, with food, drink and historical opportunities for visitors

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    Small as it is, Genoa can provide a very pleasant afternoon and as deep into the evening as you're prepared to go. The Country Store on the corner is a good place to have a mid-stroll snack, and you stroll should take you across the street to Mormon Station State Park, and across the other street to the old brick Genoa Courthouse Museum, where murderers, stagecoach drivers and Pony Express riders share exhibit space with butter churns, plow harnesses and other less spectacular aspects of pioneer life.

    The Genoa Bar, oldest in the state, is now serving whiskey in its third century. A few years ago its Travel Nevadaclaim to antiquity was challenged by the Delta Saloon in Virginia City, but the Delta had moved once since it opened its doors in 1860, and the Genoa Bar is secure in its championship. The tree at the center of town was used to hang an offender in the early days. Walk north and then west to the cemetery to spend a pleasant half hour wandering the monuments and enjoying the heavenly view: snow-capped mountains floating in the bright blue sky above the broad valley, and at your feet the evidence of mortality.

    The wonderful David Walley's Hot Springs resort is a few minutes south, near the foot of Kingsbury Grade. You can swim and soak in the natural hot spring fed pools the way the Indians did before their world crumbled, and the way the Comstock wealthy and their wannabes did afterward. There are overnight accommodations at Walley's and at the comfortable bed & breakfasts in town. La Ferme offers elegant French country dining, Genoa Station Bar & Grille is informal, fun and very popular and you can get sandwiches and snacks at the Country Store.
    from The Complete Nevada Traveler, by David W. Toll

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