Day 288: Carson City, Seat of Power

This morning I mounted the door handles on the new bathroom door:

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We drove to the Nevada State Museum, housed in the former federal mint in Carson City:

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The natural history wing was interesting:

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There was an extensive state history exhibit as well:

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Nevada is the Silver State.  So much Silver was discovered in Nevada that it devalued the metal to the point that several foreign governments abandoned the silver standard in favor of gold.  The silver service donated to the battleship USS Nevada by local silver mines was on display:

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In the old mint, a vault contained samples of the gold and silver coins minted here:

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M enjoyed the firearms exhibit:

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We walked a few blocks to the State Capitol building:

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The Senate chambers had been converted into a museum:

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We then walked over to the legislative building, built in the 70s to move the legislature out of the capitol building:

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The Senate and Assembly only sit for 120 days every 2 years, so both chambers were empty:

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After completing a couple errands we drove over the Sierras, around the Southern end of beautiful Lake Tahoe, and into the town of Placerville, California, where we’re overnighting at the Home Depot.  See the trip map for details.

Day 287: More bathroom work
Day 289: Slow Road Through Gold Country

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