October 22, 2008
Hat collection at Dangberg Ranch
MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, will display portions of its collection of historic clothing in a special exhibit over the Nevada Day weekend.
Items to be shown in the exhibit include clothing from the 1890s through the 1960s. Highlights include the wedding gown worn by Gertrude Dangberg in her 1898 wedding, a ball gown she wore to Carson City parties in 1903 and Henry Fred Dangberg, Jr.’s tuxedos from the first decades of the 20th century.
Children’s clothing from the early 1900s will be displayed, including a pair of bib overalls from the 1890s that are the oldest Levi’s known to exist in Nevada. Beaded dresses from the 1920s, evening gowns from the 1930s, and casual dresses in a variety of styles from the 1930s through the 1950s will also be shown. Selections from the park’s collection of jewelry, shoes, hats, gloves and purses will round out the exhibit. Read the rest of this entry »
September 15, 2008
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sand Harbor’s boat ramp will be closed September 15 due to low water conditions.
The parking lot will remain open for carry-in boat access only. All other boaters should use the Cave Rock boat ramp facility.
This closure will prevent personal watercraft from being damaged during a launch and protect the end of the launch lanes from damage.
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks appreciates the public’s understanding in this matter and the safety measures the park is taking to protect property.
April 10, 2008
(Mohave Daily News, JIM MANIACI) LAUGHLIN, Nev.–Just in time for two of Laughlin’s biggest tourist-attracting events, Nevada’s Big Bend State Recreation Area has opened its multi-million dollar recreational vehicle campground.
And park supervisor Alan Conklin is especially proud that Big Bend is the only Nevada State Parks Department RV campground with all of its spaces offering full-service hookups.
He hopes this weekend’s Dodge Extreme Bulls competition will bring in a good crowd and fully expects to be booked to capacity – he actually said last week it easily could be more than capacity – for the 26th Laughlin River Run motorcycle event April 23-27.
“Officially we opened the campground three days before one year of construction. It took us a little bit longer than we thought,” he said, but added that change orders for extra work caused some of the delay.
Overall, including consultants and planning, Conklin said the state is spending $7 million on the project.