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June 20, 2012
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Selling NSP: 'A hell of a tourist draw'

A group of activists headed by Myron Carpenter is working on a plan that would turn the historic Nevada State Prison into a museum and tourist attraction.

The prison closed in January and was officially decommissioned in a ceremony May 18. One of the oldest prisons west of the Mississippi, NSP began operations as the Nevada Territorial Prison in 1862.

Carpenter said he and other supporters of the plan are working to get NSP listed on the national register of historic places. He said they also are working to form a 501c3 non-profit corporation to raise money for the plan. …

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