Nevada Appeal at 150: March 13, 1909: Expansion planned for Carson Valley | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: March 13, 1909: Expansion planned for Carson Valley

The Dangberg Company will start selling off some of its huge holdings of land in Douglas County at once by placing on the market the Heybourne tract of 2,000 acres. This tract lies north of Minden, the railroad runs through it and the power line crosses it.

The land has water rights and the river flow under these rights will be ample for irrigation until the middle of June. To supplement this, the company will drive a series of wells with two casings, one for the deep or artesian flow and one for the sub-surface flow. Electric motor pumps will be installed on every subdivision of the land and irrigating water will thus be ample for all purposes.

The company will handle an 80 acre place in the center of the tract as an object of lesson for those who take land in the section, and is making extremely low terms to settlers. The Heybourne tract will care for 20 or 30 families and as soon as it is disposed of another tract will be opened.

Carson Valley should support a population of 10,000 farmers, to say nothing of townsmen and craftsmen. This is the first organized effort to induce settlers to come into the valley.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.