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651 North Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada, 89701, United States
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St Peter's Church
This Gothic Revival church was built at a cost of $5,500 from 1867 to 1868, five years after the parish was organized. The first service was held in the church on August 9, 1868, although it was not consecrated until June 1870. The rectory, which stands to the south of the church, was built as a private residence in 1867. It was purchased by the church in 1891 for $3,500. It is the oldest Episcopal house of worship extant in Nevada. The building displays characteristics very similar to many New England churches.
An intimidating First Tee
Carson City advertises itself as home to the "Divine Nine" Nine golf courses in this little town is fairly impressive. A few of the courses really are divine (like Genoa Lakes) but some are very ordinary (like Silver Oaks) and some are gimmicky (like this one Sunridge). But golf is golf and any golf beats a day at the office.
The 'Blue Line Trail'
Now armed with your free map of the historic area, you will be able to follow the Blue Line Trail. Look down on the pavement/footpath/sidewalk (whatever you may call it), and you'll eventually find blue lines painted on it. Follow this line, and it will guide you through the best of the best houses in town! There are many others, of course, but some of them are not on the blue route. Due to lack of time, I regret that I was not able to see all of these magnificent houses. I suppose I had 2 hours here in Carson City, but it wasn't nearly enough time. You could easily spend a day, or even longer, here.
Carson City, Nevada
"Nevada's State Capital"
For many years, Carson City was the answer to a trivia question: What is the Smallest State Capital in the United States? But with a population edging towards 60,000, it can no longer make that claim. House prices are skyrocketing, with Carson City being "discovered" by California transplants. The city and hillsides are covered with strip malls and big box stores. The traffic on Carson Street can be horrendous at times. Carson City is no longer the idyllic small town it used to be. (By the way, the answer to that question is now Montpelier, Vermont.)
Still, Carson City holds a great deal of charm and is a worthy destination or side trip from Reno or Lake Tahoe. Carson City sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, in Eagle Valley. To the north, south and east, the city is ringed by desert hillsides. On many days the air is crystal clear and the sky an endless blue.
There is a good deal of history in Carson City. It's been the capital of Nevada since 1864, and you can find traces of it's early history scattered around the downtown core, and in the western part of town. The Virginia and Truckee Railroad ran through town until 1950. There currently are plans to rebuilt the rail line between Carson City and Virginia City. It is scheduled to begin running steam trains on the tracks in 2009. When that happens, Carson City will become a major tourist destination. The Smallest State Capital image will be shed for good.
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Nevada should be explored with an open heart and sturdy vehical. Enjoy traveling the open desert roads and exploring the unusual road formations. Many unusual and enjoyable sights are around you. See the wild horse herds, observe the coyotes, and perigene falcons. There are lots of ghost towns within Nevada to be explored and old cemitaries showing the hard life of the Nevada hard rock miner and his family. Try to decipher the argument between Genoha and Daton, who really is the oldest community in Nevada. Explore Virginia Cities old style and see Carson City, our capital. Visit Reno who has everything, even Great skiing, and Las Vegas. You might even be lucky enough to spot one of our fuel Tanker trucks delivering loads out in the desert. Or wonder about the strange sights the desert congers up.
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