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Learn about firearms of the Old West at Mormon Station

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Are you interested in learning more about the evolution of firearms in the Old West? Nevada State Parks is offering a free presentation Saturday at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. park ranger and local gun enthusiast Jim Black will give a one-hour presentation on the use of muzzleloaders, flintlocks, cartridges, repeaters, and more. Original firearms, as well as replicas, will be displayed as Black discusses the evolution and use of firearms up to around 1900.

Meet in the pavilion for this one-hour presentation, which includes a question/answer session. Bring something to drink and be ready to have a fun time.

After the program, visitors can tour the museum and see the 8-gauge and 10-gauge double-barrel shotguns from the 1850s as well as the child’s Hamilton 22 rifle.

The museum is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. There is a $2 museum entry fee and youths 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Visitors can still enjoy picnicking in the park, entrance into the stockade, and viewing the wagon shelter at no charge.

For questions about Mormon Station State Historic Park contact Suzanne Sturtevant, park supervisor, at (775) 782-2590.

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