Facts About Carson City
Nicknames for Carson City include Carson or simply CC. Nevada’s official moniker is The Silver State referring to the state’s silver rush in the mid-1800s.
Carson City was recognized by the Guinness World Records for its Nevada State Prison, from which Leonard T. Fristoe made the longest recorded escape by a recaptured prisoner lasting until he reached age 77.
The Washoe people have inhabited the valley and surrounding areas for about 6,000 years.
The average temperature in Carson City increased by 4.1 °F between 1984 and 2014, a greater change than in any other city in the United States.
Carson City became the capital of the Nevada Territory in 1861.
The estimated population of Carson City is 54,773, as of 2019.
Carson City was founded by Abraham Curry.
The city is situated in a high desert river valley approximately 4,802 feet above sea level.
The following is a list of movies with scenes filmed in Carson City: The Shootist, Bonanza, Honkytonk Man, Pink Cadillac, Misery, The Motel Life & An Innocent Man.
There are three major highways in the city US Route 395, US Route 50 and Interstate 580.