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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Carson City

 
 
Carson City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Carson City Marker
Inscription.  
Nevada's State Capital, one of the state’s oldest communities, was established in 1851 as Eagle Station, a trading post and ranch on the Carson Branch of the California Immigrant Trail, by Frank and Warren L. Hall, George Follansbee, Joe and Frank Bernard and A.J. Rollins. The station and surrounding valley took their name from an eagle skin stretched on the wall of the trading post.

In 1858, Abraham Curry purchased much of the Eagle Ranch after finding that lots in Genoa were too expensive. Together with his friends, John Musser, Frank Proctor and Ben Green, Curry platted a town he called Carson City. Curry left a plaza in the center of the planned community for a capitol building should the territorial or state seat of government be located in his town sometime in the future.

In March 1861, Congress created the Nevada Territory. Seven months later, November, 1861, Carson City became the capital of the territory due to the efforts of Curry and William M. Stewart. When Nevada became a state three years later, Carson City was selected as the state capital, and by 1871, the present capitol building was completed in the plaza Curry had reserved it for.
 
Erected by Division of Historical Preservation and Archeology and the Carson City Historic Commission. (Marker Number 44.)

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1861.
 
Location. 39° 9.845′ N, 119° 46.003′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker can be reached from South Carson Street (U.S. 395/50) near East Musser Street. Marker is located on the grounds of the Nevada State Capitol Plaza on the main walkway to the Capitol building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 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. Nevada’s Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Elm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Nevada Miners (about 300 feet away); Felice Cohn (about 300 feet away); Ormsby House (about 300 feet away); USS Nevada BB-36 (about 300 feet away); Rinckel Mansion (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Regarding Carson City. See additional “Near By” markers for additional information on Carson City, the Capitol Building and the Capitol Plaza.
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO
Carson City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Carson City Marker
placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Nevada's Capitol image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
3. Nevada's Capitol
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Max Bennett Memorial Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
4. Max Bennett Memorial Tree
One of many memorial trees located in the Capitol Plaza.
Plaque Reads:
In Memory of
State Assemblyman
Max Bennett
Served 1995 - 1996
Sierra Redwood image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle
5. Sierra Redwood
Throughout the grounds of the Capitol are trees from different counties within Nevada. This example is the Sierra Redwood. Plaque reads:
Sierra Redwood
Sequoia Giganteum
Clark County
Abraham Van Santvoord Curry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
6. Abraham Van Santvoord Curry
Founder of Carson City
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Abraham Curry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
7. Abraham Curry
Kit Carson Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
8. Kit Carson Statue and Marker
This monument commemorating Kit Carson is located in the Capitol Plaza.
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Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
9. Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Located in the Capitol Plaza
Carson City image. Click for more information.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, circa 1860/1870
10. Carson City
Second & Carson Streets, General View
HABS NEV,13-CARCI,1-
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,263 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   6. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   7. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   8, 9, 10. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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