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

Kit Carson 1843 – 44

 
 
Kit Carson 1843 – 44 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Kit Carson 1843 – 44 Marker
Inscription.
Unveiled June 10, 1989
Artist: Buckeye Blake
It was the winter of 1843-44 when Kit Carson along with the John C. Fremont expedition worked his way south from Pyramid Lake looking for an easy route across the Sierra Nevada. Carson, depicted here tracking his way through the mountains east of this location, was considered one of the best mountain men of the day. His name is still synonymous with the wide open spaces and lore of the American West, an image we still cherish as part of our freedom and heritage. It is the spirit and the love of the West that we honor with this statue.

Carson City takes its name from the Carson River which Fremont named to honor Kit Carson. The maps located on the ends of this monument show the routes and dates of Carsonís visits to Nevada.

Project Commissioner – Truett & Eula Lofton
This project wouldnít have been possible if not for the tremendous support of Commissioner Lofton, Senator L.E Jacopsen, Shaw Construction, and the outstanding people who purchased the limited addition statues made to help fund the project. The Kit Carson Statue Project wishes to thank all these people for their interest, courage, insight and unselfish belief in this statue, the State of Nevada, and the heroic history of the American West.
Major
Kit Carson 1843 – 44 Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Kit Carson 1843 – 44 Statue and Marker
Benefactors
Robert D. Paugh – Delbert L. Merriner – Robert L. Nolan – Bulbman – Michael E. & Cindy S. Parker – Henry C. Susan Thomas – Elwin O. Studebaker, Jr. – Truett Loften – Mike Schofield
Benefactors
Southwest Gas Corporation – D. & J. Millers – Richard Cercle – Peter J. Schultz – Gary and JoAnn Sheerin – Arthur T. Vogt – Dave Greenfield family – Harley-Davidson 1938 – Marie R. Wolf – Pannell Kerr Forster – Charmi &Tony Harrah – Carole Terry – Mike Schofield – Hoyt Axton – Ceasars Tahoe – Arlene & Bill Dose – Al A. Autrand – Circus Circus – Don F. & Marlena N. Hellwinkel – Barnett South – Robert D. Paugh – Bob & Beverly Archer – Governorís Office of Nevada – Harrahís Lake Tahoe – Bob Shaw – William N. & Leah R. Harris – Mr. & Mrs. Ron Worswick – Peg & Dan Courtney – Stuart E. & Mary O. Phelps Knapp – Dr. Stan Hanes – Ethel & Bob Blanz – John R. Leibee – Nevada Museum of Art – John L. McLain – Walter & Dorothy Carson – Jack Pangborn – Charles & Carol Frederick – Ray Shaw – Tom Gibbons – Powell & Anita Ulich – Pat Garmon – Amanda M. Parker –
Map Showing Routes and Dates of Kit Carsonís Travels Through Nevada. image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
3. Map Showing Routes and Dates of Kit Carsonís Travels Through Nevada.
Senator Laurence Jacobsen – Timothy Collins – Gary Liebhard – Mike Schofield – Louis & Betsy Patetta – Fred Radtke – Timothy P. Morsani – Eula Loftin – Ed Shaw – Ray Sund
Project Coordinator – Jack Harris

 
Erected 1989 by Kit Carson Statue Project.
 
Location. 39° 9.757′ N, 119° 45.978′ 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 on the grounds of the State Capitol in front of the Nevada Supreme Court Building. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Van Santvoord Curry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson City (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Charles Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevadaís Capitol (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Carson City (about 500 feet away); Olcovich-Meyers House
Kit Carson 1843 – 44 Statue image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
4. Kit Carson 1843 – 44 Statue
(about 700 feet away); Rinckel Mansion (about 700 feet away); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kit Carson. “Like other white trappers, Carson traveled and lived extensively among Indians. His first two wives were Arapaho and Cheyenne, one of whom bore a daughter in 1836 and died shortly thereafter. But unlike other trappers, he gained renown for his honesty, courage and unassuming manner. According to one acquaintance, his "word was as sure as the sun comin' up." (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Legends of America. A Biography of Kit Carson (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Kit Carson. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
4. Find-A-Grave. Kit Carson Burial Site in Taos, New Mexico (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Kit Carson 1843 – 44 Statue image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
5. Kit Carson 1843 – 44 Statue
Kit Carson image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
6. Kit Carson
 
 
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