10 Interesting Facts About Carson City

Facts About Carson City

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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.


Facts About Carson City
Facts About Carson City
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