Nevada Historic Markers in Douglas County
Nevada Historical Marker 130
1591 US 395
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 frieght depot was situated at this point.
Principal promoter of the town and it 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
Cardon Valley Historical Society