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.
“Rich Moreno, ever the talented, entertaining writer, has given us an excellent summary of Carson City as a place with a remarkable past. The historic state capital gives Moreno rich material, and he uses it to capture a community whose significance exceeds its diminutive size. This is a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in western history and specifically for readers who want to speak with authority about Carson City. ” - Ronald M. James, Nevada State Historic Preservation Officer
“Richard Moreno’s book represents the first substantial history of Nevada’s state capital. There are no books that come close to providing a useful narrative overview of Carson City’s history.” - Guy Louis Rocha, retired Nevada State Archivist