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The true story about the Dangberg family

By Bob Conrad

STATE PARKS NEWS RELEASE:

DangbergRanchMINDEN – Nevada State Parks invites the public to hear C. Stephen Achard Jr. and Conrad Buedel present “Researching the True Story about the Dangberg Family” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26.

The two authors, whose book on the Dangberg family is nearing publication, will talk about their collaboration on the project, their research and the people that played a role in unraveling the Dangberg story. They will cover the period from the birth of H. F. Dangberg Sr. in 1830 to the opening of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in 2007.

Of particular interest will be remarks offered by Achard, one of the last surviving members of the Dangberg family. Achard, also known as “Dinky,” grew up at the Home Ranch in the 1930s and 1940s and will reminisce about his experiences.

Buedel is a professional writer, photographer and graphic designer who lives in Carson Valley.

Chairs and shade shelters for the outdoor program will be provided by the park. Visitors are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and are encouraged to bring drinking water.

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, located just west of Minden in Douglas County at 1450 Highway 88, features several historic buildings constructed between 1857 and 1920, including what was once one of the most prominent homes in Carson Valley. The site was settled in 1857 by Carson Valley pioneer Heinrich F. Dangberg Sr.

More information on the event is available on Facebook.

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