Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Abraham Van Santvoord Curry
1815 – 1873
—“A Man with a Vision” —
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.
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. Marker can be reached from South Carson Street (U.S. 395/50). Touch 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 8 other markers 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). Touch for a list and map 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5. submitted on August 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.