Nevada's capital city is today a charming, modern community, with an unusually eventful past. A Short History of Carson City traces its history from its origin as a mid-nineteenth-century trading post to its rise as the political center of Nevada. Here are the hard-working citizens and colorful characters, the political and business decisions, and the evolving economy that helped shape it. This is the first comprehensive historical account of a thoroughly modern state capital with its roots deep in Nevada's turbulent past.
Richard Moreno is former publisher of Nevada Magazine and current director of student publications at Western Illinois University. His publications include Roadside History of Nevada and Nevada Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff.