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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1979.
 
Location. 39° 9.778′ N, 119° 45.946′ W. Marker is in Carson
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City, Nevada. Marker can be reached from South Carson Street (U.S. 395/50). Marker and Statue are located in front of the Nevada Supreme Court Building on the grounds of the State Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (within shouting distance of this marker); Felice Cohn (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to Nevada Miners (within shouting distance of this marker); Ormsby House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Nevada BB-36 (about 400 feet away); Nevada’s Capitol (about 400 feet away); State Printing Building (about 400 feet away); Carson City (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .  Abraham Curry House. National Park Service entry (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Marker and Statue
Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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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Abraham Curry image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 6, 2021
6. Abraham Curry
Online Nevada Encyclopedia website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,969 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on August 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   6. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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