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Dangberg Home Ranch awarded grants

Record-Courier staff report
Mark Jensen, curator of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, and Suzy Stockdale, chairman of the Smallwood Foundation, work in Gertrude's Garden at the park earlier this year.
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Two grants were recently awarded to the nonprofit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch to assist the organization in its work operating the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, located just outside of Minden.

The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation awarded $8,104 to pay for many of the park’s core operating expenses. This is the third consecutive year the Friends of Dangberg has received a Smallwood Foundation grant.

“The Smallwood Foundation continues to believe in the importance of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, and we’re impressed with the work being accomplished by the Friends group,” said Suzy Stockdale, a Minden resident and Smallwood Foundation chairman and trustee.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism also recently awarded a marketing grant valued at $3,157 to the Friends of Dangberg. The funds will pay for a variety of advertising placements promoting the park to local citizens and out-of-town visitors.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is located at 1450 Highway 88, just north of the Carson Valley Animal Hospital. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and his descendants, a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history who founded Minden in 1905. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a collection of 39,000 artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg family.