Carson City is the inspiring capital of Nevada. The independent city is officially named the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City. It was originally named after the scout and mountain man Kit Carson. The city extends from the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe.
The first European exploration party arrived in the area known as Eagle Valley in 1843. The Washoe Native people lived in the valley and surrounding area before the Europeans came. A trading post was located on the Carson River in 1851. It was part of Utah Territory until Nevada became a state in 1864 and Carson City was named as its capital. Carson City advertised itself as “America’s smallest capital”. In 1968, the city merged with Ormsby County to become the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City.
Carson City has a semi-arid climate. Winters are cool and summers are hot. Although mild, the area does experience four fairly distinct seasons. Precipitation does occur, including winter snows, mostly in the spring and winter. Summer and fall are somewhat dry.
Health, government, and education are top employers in Carson City. Other top employers include casinos, Walmart, and Click Bond, Inc. Education includes Carson City School District and Western Nevada College.
There are no professional sports teams in Carson City. There are many parks that have recreational sports. Points of interest, also, include museums, trails, beaches, harbors, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Be inspired! Have a bright day!