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Carson City in Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Abraham Van Santvoord Curry

1815 – 1873

 

—“A Man with a Vision” —

 
Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Marker
Inscription. Abraham Curry, the “Father of Carson City”, accomplished more in his 15 year residence than most men hope to in a lifetime. Not only did he purchase the land in 1858 which is now Carson City, but laid out the townsite and built many of its buildings, both public and private.

Curry envisioned Nevada’s statehood long before its time and donated the four acre plaza on which the capitol stands today. One of the owners of the Gould and Curry Mine, Curry served as a Territorial Assemblyman. First Director of the U.S. Mint in Carson City and was the first warden of the State Penitentiary.

Dedicated January 22, 1979
A gift to the people of Nevada from the
Nevada Association of Realtors
Sculptor: Robert Morrison, UNR

 
Erected 1979 by Nevada Association of Realtors.
 
Location. 39° 9.778′ N, 119° 45.946′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada, in Carson City. Marker can be reached from South Carson Street (U.S. 395/50). Click for map. Marker and Statue are located in front of the Nevada Supreme Court Building on the grounds of the State Capitol. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Marker and Statue
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada’s Capitol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carson City (about 400 feet away); St. Charles Hotel (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Carson City (about 500 feet away); Charles W. Friend House, Observatory, and Weather Station (about 600 feet away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 600 feet away); Olcovich-Meyers House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Father of Carson City. Exerts from the book “The Father of Carson City” by Doris Cerveri (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The National Park Service – Abraham Curry. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. A Biography by “Online Nevada” of Abraham Curry. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Statue image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
3. Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Statue
Abraham Curry image. Click for full size.
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4. Abraham Curry
Gould & Curry Offices Marker image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle
5. Gould & Curry Offices Marker
This marker is located at the Mackay Mansion in Virginia City. This building served as the offices of the Gould & Curry Mine, of which Abraham Curry was a partner until he sold his interest and moved to Carson City.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,485 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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