Genoa, Nevada was the first major settlement in what would ultimately become the State of Nevada. As it is today, Genoa was founded and is known in the region as a common crossroads and rest town for travelers. This American city was named after the northwestern Italian city of Genoa by Orson Hyde, one of the leaders of the Mormon settlers that mainly founded the town. Genoa has had a few but notable roles in the American consciousness. Many of the old Western cowboy films were filmed in the town. President Teddy Roosevelt was an occasionally patron of the Genoa Bar, which was also the first bar in the territory of Nevada. The Territorial Enterprise, the first newspaper in Nevada, was also founded in Genoa in 1858.
Genoa has a stable commercial atmosphere and is part of the Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley market of Nevada and California. The Genoa, Nevada yellow pages will yield many businesses and opportunities in Genoa, Nevada. The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's authority provides a current Genoa, Nevada business directory. The Lake Tahoe Visitor and Convention Bureau also provide more information for tourists and potential investors. The climate of Genoa is a semiarid climate at a high altitude. At about 4,500 feet about sea level, Genoa is heavily influenced by continental weather patterns and local geography which gives it hot summers and relatively cool winters. Precipitation is mild throughout the year, with very sparse summer amounts and mild occurrences during the winter. On a rare occasional Genoa will experience mild snow that generally stays for about a week before melting.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan