Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #130

Located on U.S. Highway 395 at the Holiday Motel in Minden, Nevada.


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.

Notes on this marker:

This is the north side of the road, easily missed.

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