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Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center

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Tales of the Old West

The magnificently set Carson Valley has an epic heritage to match its sweeping landscape, and the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center's the place to dig into the region's past. Explore the culture of the Washo people who prospered here long before Euro-Americans clapped eyes on the real estate, and learn about the emigrants, mountain men, miners, ranchers, loggers, Pony Express riders, and other characters laid the groundwork for modern development.

The museum's digs are historic in and of themselves: They're the erstwhile Douglas County High School designed by the legendary architect Frederic J. DeLongchamps.

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