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Minden

Downtown Minden NevadaMinden adjoins Gardnerville to the north. These once-separate communities have fused together the way Reno and Sparks have done, and to visitors the demarcation line is of little importance. Nevertheless, Minden is quite distinctive, a tidy turn-of-the-century picture postcard. It was established when the V&T’s profitable Tonopah and Goldfield traffic was snatched away by the more direct S.P. spur through Hazen. The V&T then extended a line south from Carson City to harvest the Carson Valley trade.

By this time, however, the only feasible right of way had long been the property of the Dangberg family. The Dangbergs were quite agreeable to the railroad laying tracks across their ground — if the railroad would build its depot on Dangberg land at the north edge of Gardnerville.

This the railroad did, and when the small Downtown Minden Nvadabrick depot was built a two-block business street had been staked and named Esmeralda, with a large park separating it from the neat grid of residential streets.

Flour Mill, Minden NevadaThis tiny enclave of Americana retains much of its original appeal. Downtown workers who eat their lunches in the park sometimes get up noontime softball games that anyone can join in. Except for mild excitements like this, Minden is magnificently quiet; on a spring day you can hear the buzzing of the bees in the gardens and the shouts of children in the schoolyard three blocks over.

Minden is at the intersection of three of the most scenic highways in the west and is the closest Nevada community to a fourth. Thus there are restaurants, motels and all services for travelers.



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Carson Valley Events Calendar

Aug 2021
07 August 2021
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 920 Pinenut Road
Gardnerville, NV 89410 United States
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Free – $10

Antique Engine and Tractor Show – Gardnerville

NORTHERN NEVADA’S EARLY DAY GAS ENGINE & TRACTOR CLUB (EDGE&TA) TO HOLD 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, SWAP MEET AND DEMONSTRATION TRACTOR PULL. Northern Nevada’s Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Club (EDGE&TA) will hold its 25th anniversary Antique Engine and Tractor Show Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8, 2021 at the Douglas County Nevada Fairgrounds, […]

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Sep 2021
25 September 2021
Genoa, Nevada, 2289 Main Street
Genoa, NV 89411 United States
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Genoa Candy Dance & Faire

  A number of special events occur throughout the year in Genoa, but none are more significant than the annual Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire. This event, which boasts over 300 arts and crafts, activity, and food vendors, draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event. The original Genoa Candy Dance […]

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Jun 2022
24 June 2022
Carson City Off Road, 101 N Carson St
Carson City, NV 89701
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Epic Rides: Carson City Off-Road

Epic Rides comes to Carson City in June. The Event features iconic Sierra trails and landmarks like Spooner Lake, Marlette Lake, Tahoe Rim Trail, Sunflower Hill, Snap Dragon Trail, Red House Flume and "Kings to Ash", the Carson City Off-Road is sure to serve up a gritty soulful mountain bike experience to beginners, seasoned amateurs […]

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