“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Minden, Nevada Historical Markers

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
A. F. Neidt House
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — A. F. Neidt House
Built in 1909 by A.F. Neidt, a cement contractor who also poured most of the early sidewalks in Minden. The home was later occupied by Annie Hickey Raycraft, who offered room and board for "unmarried lady" school teachers. — Map (db m23833) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — C.O.D. Garage
Ground was broken for the garage in 1911, with structure additions in 1917 and 1927. The initials stand for the owner Clarence Oliver Dangberg. Later, under the ownership of the Fred "Brick" Hellwinkel family, the C.O.D. garage was the oldest . . . — Map (db m23514) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — CR-31 — Carson Trail - Entering Carson Valley
"We soon entered the lower end of Carson Valley. The steep mountains on our right, are thickly covered with pines... on the east side of the valley, the mountains present no green thing; all is naked and dreary." - Franklin Langworthy, Oct. 9, 1850 — Map (db m99867) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Clock ParkThe Town of Minden
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 . . . — Map (db m23424) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Coventry Cross Episcopal Church
Construction of Coventry Cross Episcopal Church began in 1936 at the building's original site in Smith Valley. The church was named for the large stone cross that stands on the church's Rood beam (a beam in a medieval church across the entrance to . . . — Map (db m23948) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — 123 — Cradlebaugh Bridge
The remains of Cradlebaugh Bridge, built in 1861 by William Cradlebaugh, stand ¼ mile westward. This bridge shortened the distance from Carson City to Aurora in the then booming Esmeralda Mining District. There were two routes from Carson . . . — Map (db m40100) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Douglas County Courthouse
The Nevada Legislature voted to move the county seat to Minden in 1916. The Courthouse, designed by F.J. Delongchamps, was built for $23,178 on a lot deeded from the Dangberg Land and Livestock Company. Originally the building housed all the county . . . — Map (db m23971) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Douglas County World War II Memorial
In Commemoration of Douglas County men who gave their lives in World War II Franklin Mack Andrews ● Semore Arnold ● Donald Cornbread ● Giles Cornbread ● Wilber Frank ● Harlan Fricke ● Walter Leehman . . . — Map (db m20881) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — First National Bank of Nevada
Construction began in 1968 when the old Farmer's Bank, purchased in 1954 by the First National Bank of Nevada, had again outgrown itself. The remodeled building now houses an engineering firm owned and operated by R.O. Anderson. — Map (db m23787) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Grace Melissa Dangberg1896 - 1985
Grace Dangberg was the granddaughter of Heinrick Frederick Dangberg, a pioneer Carson Valley settler from a village near Minden, Germany, whose family founded Minden, Nevada. Miss Dangberg, a distinguished Nevadan, devoted her considerable . . . — Map (db m3191) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Henry Beck House
This, the second house built in Minden (1907), housed Henry Beck, the first manager of the Minden Milling Company, and was located across the street from from the mill at Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue, now Highway 395. — Map (db m23898) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — John Dangberg House
This house was designed for John Dangberg by Frederic DeLongchamps, a noted architect throughout the West. Construction was completed in 1912. John was one of the Dangberg Brothers who founded Minden in 1906. Dangberg Land and Livestock Company . . . — Map (db m23933) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — M. E. Fay House
Built in 1917 for local rancher M.E. Fay, the home was later owned by John and Norma Ellis. John, Norma and their son Darwin owned and operated the Minden Mercantile. — Map (db m23936) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — 130 — Minden
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 . . . — Map (db m20877) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Minden Dry Goods
First opened in 1910 by Chris Christoffersen. This was the first store in Minden of its type, selling dry goods, clothing, shoes, and cameras. Later, the store was operated by Lin Blondin and Ken Watson. In time, it became known as Town and Country . . . — Map (db m23578) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Minden Flour Milling Company
Completed in 1908, the new mill was financed by many of the early residents of Minden. Initially, it could process 100 barrels of flour daily from the local grain. Its four silos held 65,000 bushels of grain. In 1921 the mill was described as "one . . . — Map (db m23981) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Minden Park
Built in 1906. the park became the “town square” for the first residential section of Minden. The first bandstand, a rectangular structure, was built in 1914. The present bandstand was built by the Minden Rotary Club in 1984 and . . . — Map (db m20893) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Minden's First Homesite
This site marks the end of the Virginia and Truckee rail extension from Carson City which was completed in 1906. A depot was built here as well as first home site for the station manager, Herb Coffin. Mr. Coffin’s home was a converted boxcar but a . . . — Map (db m23430) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Reed-Meneley Insurance
The original building was constructed in 1951 for the partnership of Warren Reed and Willard Meneley Insurance Company. In 1953 the offices also served as the temporary home for the Douglas County Public Library. Reed's son Alan and family currently . . . — Map (db m23742) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — Second Farmer's Bank of Carson Valley
The Second Farmer's Bank was constructed in 1918 and operated until 1968. The bank had sound financial resources for its size and in 1933, following a bank moratorium called by President Roosevelt, Farmer's Bank was among the first in the nation to . . . — Map (db m23700) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — The Heidlberg
Built in 1910, few buildings in Minden have experienced a more diverse life. Its many uses include a saloon/bar, card parlor, soda fountain, grocery store, and several restaurants. — Map (db m23361) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Minden — The History of Sunset Park
The members of the Minden Town Board selected this site, on the Minden-Gardnerville boundary and adjacent to the telephone company offices, as a particularly appropriate location for what they have named "Sunset Park". In the early 1900's, . . . — Map (db m55510) HM

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