Carson City, Nevada

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On Monday morning, we drove to Carson City the Capitol of Nevada.IMG_3645

This historic building was completed in 1871.  In 1974 the building was declared structurally unsound so and extensive renovation took place in 1977 and was completed in 1981.  IMG_3653

On the first floor there is a frieze at the top of the walls.  It is 400 feet long.  There are images of wheat sheaves and bulls’ heads.  It includes twenty one of the state’s prominent minerals as well as the state seal.  IMG_3651

The Assembly chambers have been restored.IMG_3646The Senate chambers now house an exhibit on the Capitol including the restoration and state symbols.IMG_3662The State Assembly and Senate now hold session in the legislative building completed in 1971.IMG_3636

We did stop in at the Governor’s office on the first floor and were each given a Governor’s coin.

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