Sesquicentennial events planned

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Following is a schedule of official Nevada 150 events held this month.

Stony Tennant will talk about the 1860’s emigrant trail on June 12 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Call 775-782-2555, or email

The annual National Pony Express Association Re-ride will take place across Nevada June 12-14. For information, call 775-220-0605, or go to

American Indian culture will be highlighted at Stewart Father’s Day Powwow June 13-15 at the Stewart facility on Snyder Avenue. For information, call 775-687-8333, or go to

Legends of the West Bike and Car Fest, which takes place June 13-14 in downtown Carson City, includes the Carson City Sheriff’s Office 11th Annual Extreme Motor Officer Training Challenge. For information, call 775-887-1294, or go to

A celebration of Nevada’s sesquicentennial anniversary and the 65th birthday of the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department will be all day on June 14 at Genoa Courthouse Museum and Mormon Station State Park. There will be Civil War reenactments, historical presentations, demonstrations and workshops. The Pony Express, Mark Twain, Snowshoe Thompson, Basque community, Washoe Tribe and Mormon Battalion will be featured.

For more information, call 775-781-1236, or email

Discover Nevada State Parks Day is June 14, and all 23 state parks across Nevada will waive day-use admittance fees and offer free fishing.

For information, call 775-684-2704, or go to

For more about Nevada 150, go to


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