Dangberg Home Ranch expands tour schedule for Candy Dance weekend

September 24, 2008

MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, is offering tours during Candy Dance weekend. In addition to the regular 10:00 a.m. tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, a 2:00 pm tour will be offered during the weekend of September 26-28.

Advance reservations are required for all tours.

“The Home Ranch truly is an important site with a fascinating collection,” said Park Interpreter Mark Jensen. “Four generations of the Dangberg family lived here, so in addition to giving visitors a sense of a specific era in each room, we also want to show the changes that took place over the entire span of the ranch’s 150-year history. As a result, every visitor seems to find something that connects with their own history.” Read the rest of this entry »

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A glimpse of early Las Vegas (Backyard Traveler)

January 14, 2008

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkIt was tough living in Las Vegas in 1855. That’s the year that 30 Mormon missionaries from Utah established a small colony in the remote Las Vegas Valley.

Creating the settlement wasn’t an easy job. In addition to having no air conditioning or room service, colonists had to plant crops for food, erect their own places in which to live and cope with intolerably hot temperatures.

Read the complete story at the Backyard Traveler by Rich Moreno.