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Carson City Mint Building

Carson City, Nevada
By Lisa

Ground was broken in 1866 for the Carson City Mint Building and opened as a national mint in 1869.  This mint produced $49,000,000 of gold and silver coins from 1870-1893.  In 1899, the mines had dwindled and the U.S. Treasury closed the mint down.

Later on after several remodels, it became the home of the Nevada State Museum and the Historical Society.

There are 2 such ghostly entities who still roam around the building.  Osborne Parker was a worker there and crushed to death in the basement when equipment fell on him in 1872.  Many believe that Parker still hangs around and works as a guardian, keeping a friendly eye on the staff.

Another entity who has presence in the old building is of Abraham Curry.  He was one of the men in charge of planning and building the mint, who later became Superintendent of the Nevada State Mint.  He enjoyed his job very much, and ended up dying in 1873.  Curry’s spirit is said to be of a friendly, fatherly one.

Other paranormal occurrences noted at this site: the sound of unexplained footsteps and the elevator operating on its own.  Whether these are by Parker or Curry, you can be sure that the staff never feels alone and always has a watchful eye over them.

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Historian says:

July 4, 2015, 6:09 pm

The name is Ozro Hill Parker, also known as Azro Hill Parker. Census, old newspapers and a notice of his death are available. His gravesite has his date of death. His widow Amanda Smith Parker sought relief from The Nevada congress due to his death. His brother was the State Senator Hubbard Glidden Parker.

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