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Jul 13, 2006 - Eureka, Nevada

7/13 - 7/15 It took two days to travel 284 miles to Eureka, Nevada. The first day we took a little side trip off US50 to visit Genoa, the first town in Nevada. The settlement was started in 1851 as Reese's Station, later to become Mormon Station and finally Genoa. Mormon pioneers settled the area until 1857 when Brigham Young called all Mormons back to defend Salt Lake City. The town was basically a stocking-up point for pioneers planning to cross the Sierra Nevada Mountains into California. It is still a small little town with only about...

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