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

Minden

 
 
Minden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2009
1. Minden Marker
Inscription. Minden, the seat of Douglas County since 1916, was named for a town in Westphalia, Germany, where the founder of the D.F. Dangberg Land and Live Stock Company, was born in 1829. The company established Minden in 1905 to provide terminal facilities for the Virginia and Truckee Railway, which was then extending a branch line southward from Carson City. The passenger and freight depot was situated at this point.

Principle promoter of the town, and its related development, was H.F. Dangberg, Jr. Secretary of the Company and son of the founder.

State Historical Marker No. 130
Nevada State Park System
Carson Valley Historical Society

 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and The Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 130.)
 
Location. 38° 57.165′ N, 119° 45.714′ W. Marker is in Minden, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 395) near Esmeralda Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1627 Main Street, 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 (here, next to this marker); Clock Park
Minden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2009
2. Minden Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Heidlberg (within shouting distance of this marker); C.O.D. Garage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minden Dry Goods (about 500 feet away); Second Farmer's Bank of Carson Valley (about 600 feet away); Reed-Meneley Insurance (about 700 feet away); First National Bank of Nevada (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Minden. A description and history of the Minden-Gardnerville area. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Take A Walk Around Minden. Walking Tour Brochure of Minden. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Minden Flour Milling Company Complex (1908) image. Click for full size.
October 11, 2009
3. The Minden Flour Milling Company Complex (1908)
Situated on US 395, Minden's best known landmark - Minden's flour mill and silos, were amongst the largest in Nevada, and operated into the 1960's. The buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. (The NRHP plaque is visible in the picture on top of the metal outline of Nevada, which itself formerly displayed a State of Nevada Historical Marker).
A View of Minden's Historic Esmeralda Avenue image. Click for full size.
October 11, 2009
4. A View of Minden's Historic Esmeralda Avenue
Looking northwest along Esmeralda Avenue (from where it interstects 3rd Street), one can see the heart of Minden's historic center. Visible on the left is The Minden Inn (1916), and on the right the COD Garage (1911), the Minden Dry Goods store (1910), and The Farmers' Bank of Carson Valley (1918).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2009.
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