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Carson City has the distinction of being one of the least populated state capitals in the nation, but its contributions to Nevada’s history are anything but diminutive. Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it’s a quintessential Wild West town. The gold and silver riches of the nearby Comstock Lode left a legacy that includes the Carson City Mint, one of only nine mints ever to exist in the United States, and the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, which still snakes through the hills. Residents once flocked to the Carson Opera House to take in a show and to the local racetrack to bet on the horses. Author Peter B. Mires explores the city’s legacies, brick by locally quarried sandstone brick.
The History Press
: 9781467138819
: The History Press
: 06/25/2018
: Nevada
: Lost
: 76 Black And White
: 160
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Peter B. Mires first came out west in 1990 and has been fascinated with the history of Carson City ever since. He received his PhD from Louisiana State University and taught at the University of Minnesota–Duluth and the University of Delaware. He is the author of two previous books: Bayou Built: The Legacy of Louisiana’s Historic Architecture and Lake Tahoe’s Rustic Architecture. Dr. Mires is retired and lives in Carson City, and when not reading or writing, he may be found hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail or exploring the Nevada outback.
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