Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

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Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
Nevada State Park
Country  United States
State  Nevada
County Douglas
Location Minden
 - elevation 4,705 ft (1,434 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°56′55″N 119°47′22″W / 38.94861°N 119.78944°W / 38.94861; -119.78944Coordinates: 38°56′55″N 119°47′22″W / 38.94861°N 119.78944°W / 38.94861; -119.78944
Area 5 acres (2 ha)
Location of Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Nevada

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is a Douglas County, Nevada, USA, park, preserving one of the state's first ranches.[2]

History[edit]

The Dangberg Ranch was founded in 1857 by Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg, Sr.[3] Dangberg built the ranch house, the first building on the ranch, in the early 1860s; a bunkhouse, cellar, and barn were added to the ranch in the 1870s. The ranch grew to 48,000 acres (19,000 ha) and became the largest in the Carson Valley. The H. F. Dangberg Land and Livestock Company formed to manage the ranch's activities, which included ranching cattle, pigs, and horses, growing hay, and slaughtering both their own and other ranchers' animals. In the 1900s, Dangberg's son H. F. Dangberg, Jr., founded Minden on company land and commissioned most of its early buildings. A decade later, several more buildings were added to the ranch, including a slaughterhouse, cook's quarters, two garages, and a main gate. The Dangberg Company prospered until the Great Depression and remained in business at the ranch until 1978.[4]

The ranch was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 1980.[5]

Park[edit]

Some 5.5 acres (2.2 ha) of the land is under the ownership of Douglas County and managed by a non-profit, the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. The county and state are in a joint effort to restore the historic buildings including the 15-room main residence.[2] The park's buildings feature historic period artifacts.

The ranch is located on Nevada State Route 88 west of Minden. Tours are available year-round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dangberg Home Ranch". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1991-01-01. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park". TravelNevada.com. Nevada Commission on Tourism. 
  3. ^ Nevada Division of State Parks. "Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park". 
  4. ^ Datin, Richard C. (June 13, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Home Ranch" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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