History walks benefit Friends of Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – A walking tour highlighting the homes of former Nevada governors is being offered on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month by the Friends of the Nevada State Museum. The Governor’s Mansion on Mountain Street in Carson City is one of the homes shown on a walking tour of governors’ residences in the capital city. Guy Clifton/Travel Nevada The 9 a.m. tour, which is open to individuals and groups, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, Sept. 12 and Sept. 26. Local history buffs Ron Roberts and Debbie Lane alternate as the tour guide. Much of the tour follows Carson City’s “Blue Line Trail,” a path through the historic district designated by a painted blue line and bronze medallions along the route. The tour will include a look at the Governor’s Mansion on Mountain Street, where Brian Sandoval, the state’s 29th governor, and his family reside. Former Gov. Denver Dickerson (1909-1911) and his family were the first to live in the Governor’s Mansion. The Stewart-Nye house on Minnesota Street was once owned by territorial Gov. James Nye (1861-64).  Another home on Robinson Street once belonged to Gov. John Jones (1895-1896). Other governors’ homes that will be viewed include those of John Sparks, Roswell Colcord and Reinhold Sadler. The tour is free although tips are accepted and go to the Friends of the Nevada State Museum. Participants should meet in front of the Nevada State Museum, 400 Carson St. Reservations are requested for large groups. For details, contact Debbie Lane at 410-790-0410.