Happy Halloween and Happy Nevada Day to all from the staff here at Bike Carson!
It’s been a busy week for me, and I hope to soon get back to the blogging. I did take a lot of pictures though, so hopefully the words will catch up with the photos before too long.
Here are a couple Halloween / Nevada Day photos I took this week. I was out with the help of Jesse and Scott J in search of Abe Curry’s grave. I needed to collect a few photos for a presentation my son was working on for Nevada Day.
Abe Curry, with the help of a few friends (Musser and Proctor among them…sound familiar?), founded Carson City. They bought a ranch here in Eagle Valley back when this area was still part of the Utah Territory. Some folks thought they were nuts to plan a town in the middle of a bunch of sagebrush! Abe didn’t listen and went ahead with his plans. He even set aside some land for something as big as a capital building…just in case. Just a few years later, the silver boom was on in Virginia City, and Carson City grew rapidly as a result.
On October 31st, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union. Carson City never became a very big city, today there are just over 58,000 residents, but I think that’s why it’s such a great place to live! A small state capital, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Small town living, decent jobs, and tons of great cycling opportunities right from your front door!
Happy Halloween to all, and I hope my fellow Nevadans are enjoying a day off! I’ll be spending my day shoveling rock for a landscaping project, doing some trick or treating tonight over in Carson City’s historical section, and very likely enjoy a couple brews too!