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OLD WEST TOWNS

The little town of Pioche, at left, used to have the reputation of being filled with outlaws and gun fights. The town once hosted a mining camp, which is what lured scoundrels and old time entrepreneurs. Today, friendly Pioche has typical old west architecture and is the perfect town for looking back in time. You can spend the day visiting interesting sites like the Thompson's Opera House, the St. John Lodge, the jail, the old courthouse, Boot Hill, and the unmarked graves of many of those who were murdered here.

Other Old West towns like Eureka attract visitors for fun events like the Eureka County Fair and the fiddlers contest. Settled in 1865, this present day mining community features several historical treasures, including a beautifully restored 1880s opera house that now serves as a multi-use facility. Eureka is known as the Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road in America.

And not to be missed is Genoa. Settled in 1851, Genoa is the oldest settlement in Nevada. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Range on the eastern slopes, this charming community has something for everyone from unique shops, top-notch eateries, and the Genoa Bar, one of many that claim to be the oldest saloon in Nevada.The Mormon Station State Historic Park is a town highlight. The town also hosts various events throughout the year, including the annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire.

 

 

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