J.J. and I have been making frequent and enjoyable trips to Carson City. I thought of looking farther into its history and share with you some interesting facts about the city.
My research began at the Nevada State Library and Archives located just one street east of the historical downtown.
1). Carson City was named after Kit Carson, a mountain man and explorer. The city was founded in the 1860's during the boom days of silver mining.
2). Carson City is unique. It is one of two state capitols in the United States that borders another state: Carson City, borders California and Trenton, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.
3). Carson City is the smallest of the 366 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States. City's present population is a little over 55,000 people.
4). Climate of Carson City is relatively mild with low humidity. Average daily temperature in July is 88 degrees Fahrenheit, but when the sun sets, the temperature drops to below 50.
The winters are typically mild with January, the coldest month of the year at an average daily temperature of 46 degrees Fahrenheit.
I am very happy to note that there is still a little snow remaining on the summits of the surrounding mountain ranges.
Aloha -- Cathi