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Carson City Courtyard Marriott
Carson City, Nevada

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Plaza Hotel and Event Center
Carson City, Nevada
In the heart of downtown Carson City
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Old Reds 395 Grill

Red's Old 395 Grill

Carson City's home for great food and fun.
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Carson City Eastgate Depot
4650 Eastgate Siding Road
Carson City, Nevada 89701
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Jeff Dow

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View the beautiful V&T train scenery (in HD).

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For nearly twenty years the V&T was a major political and economic factor in the growth and development of Western Nevada and Eastern California. During the late 1870s, V&T stockholders divided handsome dividends in excess of $100,000 monthly. Additional financial returns provided the capital for nearly 40 other V&T-affiliated concerns. The 300-mile Carson & Colorado Railroad was built from Mound House, Nevada, to Keeler, California, and was operated by principals of the V&T from 1880 to 1900. V&T dividends funded the establishment of Hawthorne, Nevada, the Hawthorne Water Works, lumbering operations at Lake Tahoe and Southern Nevada, the Columbus Wagon Road to Bodie, a large soda plant at Keeler, and dozens of mining ventures at Aurora, Bodie, Hawthorne, Candelaria, Belleville, Columbus, and Cerro Gordo.

*V&T Railroad, Virginia & Truckee R.R. logo and "Queen of the Shortlines"SM used by permission of Virginia & Truckee Railroad Co., Virginia City, Nevada.