Date: 5-10-14
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. 1450 Highway 88. Minden, NV. (Douglas)
Description:  The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park preserves an essential chapter in Nevada’s history. It began in 1857 when German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg built a cabin, then cleared and irrigated the land. He also married, and the cabin grew into a large house as he and his wife, Maggie, raised five children. Dangberg prospered, and his success as a rancher, businessman and politician established the Dangbergs as one of the most influential families in Carson Valley history. Today, the 100-year-old trees that shade the property are nearing the end of their life-span. But, with support from Douglas County and Mountain View Tree Farm, the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch is planting new trees to ensure shade for future generations. The new trees have been approved by the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission as an Official Legacy Project. A public ceremony to finalize the tree planting will take place at the park at 12:30 pm on May 10, with Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki participating and also presenting the park’s award for its win in the 2013 Discover Your Nevada contest. Donations to support this and other projects of the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, a 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit dedicated to the operation and preservation of the park, are welcome and may be tax-deductible. Contact park curator Mark Jensen at 775-783-9417 or for more information on how you can help.

Phone Number: 775-783-9417