We haven’t yet written about the actual city we were camped in – Carson City. It has two big claims to fame. One, it was named after mountain man Kit Carson, and two, it is the capital of the State of Nevada.
Carson City has been the capital of Nevada since its statehood in 1864
Over the holiday weekend we drove all of about a mile to park and stroll the the capitol grounds. The state capitol building was completed in 1871. It is no longer used for meetings of the state assembly and senate; they are now housed in a separate modern building on the same grounds. The Nevada Supreme Court Building is also on the same grounds. The Governor’s Mansion is located a few blocks away.
On Memorial Day, we also happened upon a couple monuments, one to Nevada Veterans and the second to the USS Nevada, a battleship that was torpedoed and bombed by Japanese war planes in Pearl Harbor.