Genoa, considered the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada (established in 1851), is full of history and is also thought to be one of the most haunted.
Join Genoa Historic Ghost Tours and learn about the town’s original Mormon settlers, the riders of the Pony Express, Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor and visit the Dake Hawkins House, considered one of the most haunted places in Northern Nevada. John ‘Snowshoe’ Thompson carried mail and supplies on skis for twenty winters between Genoa and Placerville (90 miles) taking two days to travel west and three days to return over the rugged Sierra. He now rests in the Genoa, Nevada cemetery next to his wife Agnes and son Arthur. His grave is marked with a pair of crossed skis. Today, the quaint town is a must for any traveler. Historic charm in the surrounding buildings, friendly accommodations, antique shops and boutiques, family friendly festivals and events, plus a replica of the town’s first structure at Mormon Station State Historic Park.