Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Carson City Nevada

We are in another casino parking lot, this one has no hook-ups.  I don’t know where Mike finds these wonderful places.  The temps have been very cool at night, no electric means no furnace, but Mike gets our wave heater out that runs on propane and does just fine for us.

Nugget casino parking lot stayed 3 nights

Carson City being the capital of Nevada our first stop was the Capital Building, with it’s silver dome.

P1090423 Nevada's Capital Trees in front of the Capital Building

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Do you believe this flower came from the stick on the right.  Of course I have no idea what it is but WOW.  It is still so cold here and yet everything is blooming. 

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I think the bush is dogwood and of course the flower is a crocus. 

Carson City has many historical homes, one that we visited was the home of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr.  He was the man that designed the original Ferris wheel for the 1893 Chicago Worlds Columbian Exposition.   The homes are not open to the public and most now house businesses in town. 

Ferris Mansion Carson City 

On our tour we visited the Nevada State Museum, which was once the Carson City Mint a branch of the US Mint.

Nevada State Museum orginally the US Mint  P1090446 

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Slot machines 1897 1901

Slot machines from 1897 and 1901.