capitol building, located in Carson City, has been a symbol of Nevada
since its completion in 1871. The legislature allotted $100,000 to
construct the capitol building. The stone for the building was quarried,
this is cut from the ground and shaped into block, at the Nevada State
Prison. North and south wings were added to the building in 1913-1914
to provide more space for legislators and state agencies.
In the 1970s the Capitol
was reconstructed to make it safer in an earthquake. The silver dome
of the Capitol is a Carson City and Nevada landmark. The Capitol
itself is a prominent symbol of the Silver State.
Nevada State Library and