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Carson City, Nevada, USA - Wells Fargo & Cos Bank Carson City, Nevada  Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

Construction of the Nevada State Capitol located in Carson City was proposed on April 14, 1870. Carson City is one of the smallest state capitals in the country. Update: With current growth, may now be 14th smallest.

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Wells Fargo & Co's Bank
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Wells Fargo & Co's Bank
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Indian Training School and Grounds, Carson City, Nevada
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Indian Training School and Grounds, Carson City, Nevada
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The Bowers Mansion - Near Carson City, Nevada
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The Bowers Mansion - Near Carson City, Nevada
U.S. Mint
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Ormsby County Court House, Carson City, Nevada
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Ormsby County Court House, Carson City, Nevada
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Gateway Motel, Carson City, Nevada
Gateway to 1960 Olympics
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1863 - March 3 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada

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March 3, 1863
1870 - U S Mint established in Carson City

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1889 - BASEBALL ACCIDENT. A Player Gets His Nose Smashed.
The Carson Tribune of the 5th inst. says: While playing baseball at Genoa yesterday, Selden Richards of Carson sustained an injury that will probably disfigure him for life. He was at the bat when a high ball with incurve came over the plate. He struck at it, and instead of the ball going out into the field, it darted up the bat like a flash, lodging on the right side of Seldon's nose, breaking it so badly that the bones could be sticking out of the flesh. The young man fell to the ground as though shot. Before he could be conveyed to Dr. Young's office he bled nearly a gallon of blood. Dr. Young fixed the injured man's nose up in as good shape as possible, but it be several days before Richards will be able to resume work. It is a fearful break, in fact a blow from a hammer could not have made a more disastrous wreck of the nasal organ.
Reno Evening Gazette
Reno, Nevada
July 6, 1889
1895 - Carson City
Carson City, the capital of the state of Nevada, and of Ormsby co, is situated near the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada, 3 miles W. of Carson River, 12 miles E. of Lake Tahoe, and 21 miles S. by W. from Virginia City. Lat. 39° 10' N.; Lon. 119°43' W. It is surrounded by grand mountain scenery, and is on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, 31 miles S. of Reno, Gold and silver are found near this place. Two daily newspapers are published here. Carson City has a bank, 4 churches, a United States mint, several mills for extracting gold and silver, a government and a capitol building, an Indian school, an orphans' home, and a large creamery. The workshops, round-house, and general offices of the railroad are located here. Pop. in 1890, 3950
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1916
Carson City, a banking city, the capital of the state of Nevada and of Ormsby co., is situated near the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada, 3 miles W. of the Carson River, and on the Virginia and Truckee R., 21 miles S. by W. of Virginia City. Lat. 39° 10' N. ; Lon. 119° 43' W. It is surrounded by grand mountain scenery and is connected by stage with Lake Tahoe. Gold and silver are found near this place. Carson City has a United States mint, several mills for extracting gold and silver, a government and a capitol building, an Indian school, etc., and contains the workshops and general offices of the railroad. Pop. in 1890, 3950 ; in 1900, 2100.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher


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2023 - Whether you're into outdoor adventures, history, or just want to explore the local scene, here's a list of places to go and things to do in Carson City:
Nevada State Capitol Building:

Start your journey with a visit to the Nevada State Capitol Building. Take a guided tour to learn about the state's history and government. The architecture is impressive, and you can explore the legislative chambers.

Nevada State Museum:

Located in the historic Carson City Mint building, the Nevada State Museum is a treasure trove of exhibits showcasing the state's natural and cultural history. Check out the replica of the famous coin press and the silver exhibit.

Kit Carson Trail:

If you're into history and architecture, stroll along the Kit Carson Trail. This self-guided walking tour takes you through the city's historic district, showcasing charming 19th-century homes and landmarks.

Carson City Ghost Walk:

For a different kind of historical experience, consider the Carson City Ghost Walk. Guided tours take you to haunted sites, sharing spooky stories and local legends. It's a unique way to learn about the city's past.

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