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John Quincy Adams Papers

Identifier: NC983
Abstract John Quincy Adams was born in Illinois, and learned the bricklayer trade from his father. He moved to Utah with his family in 1850; and then relocated to Carson Valley, Nevada 1853. Together with his brother Rufus he ran farming and stock-raising businesses and kept a hotel. He manufactured the brick used in construction of U. S. Mint in Carson City and court house in Genoa, Nevada. The collection contains chiefly receipts and bills concerning John and Rufus Adams' ranching, stockraising,...
Dates: 1862-1897

Research materials on Joseph and John B. (Gioseppe and Gianbatissta), the Dondero brothers of Genoa

Identifier: 97-17

Author Beverly Brown Butler was a Genoa, Nevada, resident and owner of the home built by the Dondero Brothers. Contains research on brothers Joseph and John B. Dondero. The author used census, county, and court records to trace their activities and movements; traces later ownership of the Dondero house; and collected oral histories about the home (1997).

Dates: 1997

Genoa, Nevada 100th Anniversary Envelope

Identifier: 2017-49

Founded as Mormon Station in 1851, Genoa, Nevada was the first permanent settlement in what would become the state of Nevada. In 1951, the town celebrated its centennial and created promotional material to do so. The collection contains one envelope created by the Genoa Town Board to promote the town's 100th anniversary.

Dates: 1951

Beatrice Fettic Jones Papers

Identifier: 84-02

Primarily, legal documents such as deeds and probate cases; and accounts of the earliest non-indigenous settlers in Nevada, specifically the Motts, Fettics, and Brockliss'. Miscellaneous materials include report card and diploma from Mottsville schools, newspaper clippings, genealogical worksheets, Nevada centennial programs, an autograph album, and scrapbook of 19th and 20th century advertising art. Created by Beatrice Fettic Jones from 1859-1964.

Dates: 1859-1964

Mormon Station inventory of contributions

Identifier: NC701

Inventory of furnishing donated to Mormon Station State Park, the first permanent non-Indian settlement in Nevada.

Dates: 1962

Richard Gassaway Watkins Correspondence

Identifier: NC141
Abstract Richard Gassaway Watkins, Nevadan, captain of the Silver City Guards during the first battle of Pyramid Lake and rancher near Ft. Churchill and Walker River Valley. Collection contains letters from Watkins at Carson City, Ft. Churchill, and Genoa, Nevada to "My Dear Burnett," plus typescripts: the first describes Watkins' difficulties with federal soldiers claiming his land for Ft. Churchill and his going into debt; the second letter continues his tale of disagreement with the military,...
Dates: 1860