Friday, September 9, 2011

Town of Genoa

We took a short trip to the town of Genoa.  It was a quaint town nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra's.  It is the first recorded settlement in the state of Nevada, 1851. 

 While in Genoa we visited the Mormon Station Memorial State Park.  Some things we found most interesting in the museum...

The woman to the left is Eliza Mott.  In 1852 she was the first woman to settle in the area.  In 1854 she started the first school which was held in her kitchen. 
To the right is a pair of skis belonging to "Snoshoe" Thompson.  He would brave 20-50 foot snow drifts with a 50-100 lb mailbag strapped to his back.  He made his own skis and only used one pole in his travels.  Not only did he deliver mail, he also delivered medicines, newspapers, and has been given credit for many daring rescues.
Interesting medicine remedies-
Baldness: Smear your head with fresh cow manure.
Cuts:  Pack the cut with axle grease.
Coughs:  Put some cow dung in water and bring it to a boil. Gargle the water three times per day.
Crick in the neck:  Go down to the hog pen and find where a hog has rubbed his neck against the fence, then rub your neck in the same spot and the crick will be gone.                                          

 While we were in this adorable town we decided we would do some geocaching.  It was a fun trip!

1 comment:

Kristi said...

LOVE the picture of the mtn. and animals. Great photography. :-)


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