The Bently Family sold 246 acres in the Kirman Tract to an Incline Village-based company for $3.25 million on July 5.
Located across the northern reach of Heybourne Road from the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant, last week commissioners approved a contract with the new owners to dispose of treated effluent on the field.
The field is named after pioneer Richard Kirman, who arrived in California in 1849 before coming back over the Sierra with a herd of cattle in 1861-62, according to an 1896 obituary in the Genoa Weekly Courier. He was a partner to land baron Thomas Rickey. His son served as Nevada governor during the Depression.
In 1902, the property was part of an 8,000-acre purchase by H.F. Dangberg, that included the Cradlebaugh Ranch for $100,000. That addition to Dangberg’s holdings made him the largest landholder in Western Nevada, just two years before his death.
The property appears to have remained in the Dangberg family until that ranch sold in 1986. It was acquired by Don Bently in 1995.
A conservation easement on neighboring parcels flanking the Carson River was established in 2005.
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