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Minden in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Clock Park

The Town of Minden

 
 
Clock Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
1. Clock Park Marker
Inscription. To recreate turn-of-the-century Minden, local merchants Don and Roxanne Stangle, in 1990, suggested building this park. A beautiful period clock would be its central feature. After seven years of planning and designing the park and raising nearly $40,000 entirely from private benefactors, the merchants of Minden, together with members of the Minden Town Board, set the Minden Clock and landscaped Clock Park on June 6, 1997. The Town of Minden thanks all those who donated significant time, materials or funding to help make Clock Park a reality.
 
Location. 38° 57.167′ N, 119° 45.732′ W. Marker is in Minden, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Esmeralda Ave near U.S. 395. Click for map. Clock Park is located at the corner of Esmeralda Avenue and US 395, in front of Francisco's Restaurant. Marker is in this post office area: Minden NV 89423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minden's First Homesite (within shouting distance of this marker); Minden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heidlberg (within shouting distance of this marker); C.O.D. Garage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minden Dry Goods
View of Clock Park, Looking Southeast image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
2. View of Clock Park, Looking Southeast
The Clock Park historical marker is barely visible, mounted on the base of the clock. In the background, across the street, is Jimmy G's Cigar Bar, which stands on the site of Minden's first home.
(about 400 feet away); Second Farmer's Bank of Carson Valley (about 500 feet away); Reed-Meneley Insurance (about 600 feet away); First National Bank of Nevada (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Minden.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the base of the clock.
 
Also see . . .  Town of Minden Walking Tour. The Take a Walk, and DISCOVER MINDEN! brochure, written by Wynne Maule and published by the Town of Minden. Presents a walking tour of the town's historical sites, and includes a short history of the town and a timeline with the major events for each year. (Submitted on October 18, 2009.) 
 
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View of Clock Park, Looking Northwest image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
3. View of Clock Park, Looking Northwest
Clock Park serves as the gateway to Minden's historic district. On the left is Esmeralda Avenue, which forms the heart of the district.
Clock Park - Plaque of Gratitude image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
4. Clock Park - Plaque of Gratitude
Also mounted on the base of the clock is a plaque of gratitude from the Town of Minden to all those who contibuted towards Clock Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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