Short History of Carson City

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Author: Richard Moreno

Format: Paper
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780874178364
Published Date: 2011

Nevada’s capital city is today a charming, modern community, with an unusually eventful past. A Short History of Carson City traces its history from its origin as a mid-nineteenth-century trading post to its rise as the political center of Nevada. Here are the hard-working citizens and colorful characters, the political and business decisions, and the evolving economy that helped shape it. This is the first comprehensive historical account of a thoroughly modern state capital with its roots deep in Nevada’s turbulent past.

Author Bio
Richard Moreno is former publisher of Nevada Magazine and current director of student publications at Western Illinois University. His publications include Roadside History of Nevada and Nevada Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff.

“Rich Moreno, ever the talented, entertaining writer, has given us an excellent summary of Carson City as a place with a remarkable past. The historic state capital gives Moreno rich material, and he uses it to capture a community whose significance exceeds its diminutive size. This is a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in western history and specifically for readers who want to speak with authority about Carson City. ” - Ronald M. James, Nevada State Historic Preservation Officer

“Richard Moreno’s book represents the first substantial history of Nevada’s state capital. There are no books that come close to providing a useful narrative overview of Carson City’s history.” - Guy Louis Rocha, retired Nevada State Archivist