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CARSON CITY, city, capital of the State of Nevada, and county-seat of Ormsby co.; on the Virginia and Truckee railroad, 32 miles S. E. of Reno. The city is located in a mining district and is the seat of a United States mint. It has several machine and railroad repair shops. State House, State Prison, an orphans' home, and an Indian school. It is only 10 miles from Lake Tahoe, and, on account of its beautiful scenery at the base of the Sierra Nevadas, is a popular summer resort. Pop. (1920) 1,685.