N 38° 57.165 W 119° 45.714
11S E 260663 N 4315161
Quick Description: Minden
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2009 12:01:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM6F5X
This marker is located a block away from historic downtown. It is the only "Official" marker in town, but there is a lot of well documented history here - almost every hous has a little plaque telling its story.
Marker Title (required): Minden
Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 130
Marker Text (required):
Minden, the seat of Douglas County since 1916, was named for a town in Westphalia, Germany, where the founder of the H.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 Railroad, which was then extending a branch line southward from Carson City. The passenger and freight depot was situated at this point.
Principal promoter of the town and its related development was H.F. Dangberg, Jr., secretary of the company and son of the founder.
County (required): Douglas
Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)
Is Marker Damaged? (required): No
URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]
Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed
Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed
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