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Welcome to Minden! Whether you are looking to relocate to the beautiful state of Nevada, or already settled on the city of Minden, this guide is to help you navigate your way through the city and its amazing history.

Carson Valley has a rich historical heritage dating back to the 1850s, when it became one of the
favored stopping places for immigrants in wagons and on horseback. The sprawling pastures and open spaces
of the whole Carson Valley was actually once apart of a Utah territory. Today, you can travel back
in time by visiting any of the local historical sites or taking some of the tours. For a self-guided
tour map, contact the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Authority.

H.F. Dangberg, founder of Dangberg Land and Livestock Company, established Minden in 1905 to
provide terminal facilities for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Minden is named after the German town
near Dangberg’s birth place


Area Key Industries: 

Current Douglas County Population: 49,870
*As of July 1, 2021 

Region’s Largest Non-Gaming Employers:  

1. Washoe County School District 

2. University of Nevada, Reno

3. Washoe County

4. Renown Medical

5. International Game Technology 

Advantages of Doing Business in Nevada 

Stockholders, directors and officers do not need to live or hold meetings in Nevada. Directors do not need to be stockholders. Officers and directors of a Nevada Corporation can be protected from personal liability for lawful acts of the corporation. Nevada corporation may purchase, hold, sell or transfer shares of its own stock. 

US Best States for Doing Business 

State of Nevada ranked #6 from the Chief Executive’s annual 
survey that asked over 600 CEO’s to grade each state on the following criteria: 

Taxation & Regulation 

Workforce & Quality 

Living Environment 

Courtesy of EDAWN & Northern Nevada Business 


The requirements are simple, and the benefits can be quite impressive. 

The main qualifier for this tax “hospitality” is to make Nevada your central place of residence. This does not mean you cannot do business or even have residences in other states, just that Nevada is the state in which you have the closest ties. 

If you are residing in Nevada and become a Nevada resident, you will generally escape state income taxes, except for income that arises from sources within another state. 

Even if you are required to “source” part of your income from a state that has an income tax, you may still enjoy a significant decrease in your overall tax burden. 

Below are a few reasons why you should consider Nevada for your home and business: 

• No personal income tax
• No corporate income tax
• No gross receipts tax
• No franchise tax
• No inventory tax
• No tax on issuance of corporate shares
• No requirements of shareholders and directors to live in Nevada
• No tax on sale or transfer of shares
• No succession or inheritance with IRS
• Simple annual requirements
• Protection for Directors and Officers
• No initial or minimum capital requirements
• Anonymity of owners-total privacy
• Low property taxes
• Business friendly environment
• Dynasty Trust Laws allow for wealth to be passed from generation to generation on a tax-advantaged environment



Carson Valley is a place where you can choose to do as much or as little as you prefer.

You can soar in a glider, hit the links, tour museums, tackle bike trails and ski slopes, find a bald eagle
in your viewfinder, bounce your way into a desert sunrise in search of wild horses or wrap the day in the
raucously communal setting of a Basque restaurant.

You’ll never have a dull moment in Carson Valley. Staying in the valley during the winter means you will be on the hill
riding while everyone else is still digging out their cars. Spring brings the world-famous Sierra Wave – enticing glider pilots
the world over to try their hand at breaking a soaring record.

Summer is a great time to hike or ride trails along creeks and rivers to refresh your spirit and your legs. Water activities from fishing to paddle
boarding to lake cruises will never disappoint. Jump out of your comfort zone with skydiving, or enjoy a round of foot golf with the family. No
matter where you go, the view is fantastic!

Carson Valley is also historic; museums, historic buildings and ranches introduce you to the culture of the West. Walking tours of Genoa,
Minden and Gardnerville bring that history to life. You can spend days visiting historic sites and museums, steeping yourself in the lives of the early settlers. Discover detailed information on Kit Carson and Snowshoe Thompson, the Pony Express, and the Emigrant Trail.

In Gardnerville, the Museum and Cultural Center is a marvelous place to spend an afternoon, learning more about unique aspects of early life in the Carson Valley. You can experience the ranch life of the old west at the Dangberg Ranch Historic Park. Gaming is a Nevada staple and you can find it here in Carson Valley. Many casinos host live concerts throughout the week, as well as providing stellar food. Local restaurants and bars feature live entertainment, and have a thriving event venue.


Johnson Lane Park
1450 Stephanie Way
Minden, NV

Lampe Park
1342 Waterloo Ln.
Gardnerville, NV

Ranchos Aspen Park
Muir Dr.
Gardnerville, NV

Stodick Park
Gardnerville, NV

Dangberg Ranch
1450 NV-88
Minden, NV

Douglas County Fairgrounds
920 Pinenut Rd.
Gardnerville, NV

Douglas County Shooting Range
902 Dump Rd.
Gardnerville, NV


Carson Valley Historic Walking/Driving Tour Map
Carson Valley, NV
Stop by the Carson Valley Visitors Center and pick up the Walking/Driving Tour Map for a self-guided tour of historic and
recreational points of interest in Gardnerville, Genoa, Minden, and the rest of Carson Valley.

Dr. Eliza Cook House
1456 Foothill Road, Gardnerville, NV
In a time when women were expected to be homemakers, wives, and mothers, Eliza Cook defied the odds to become a
doctor, community leader, and political activist. Dr. Eliza Cook practiced medicine for 37 years, retiring in 1921 at the age
of 65. She traveled by horse and buggy, practicing medicine “from Genoa to Markleeville.” Dr. Cook built a small house
near Mottsville in 1911, where she lived until her death in 1947. The house is now part of Laura Springs Antique store.

Genoa Historic Ghost Tours
Genoa, NV, United States
Learn about the rich history of Nevada’s oldest town, where the ghosts help tell the story. Come walk with us through
the historic town of Genoa – Nevada’s oldest settlement. See, hear and feel the history of the Genoa Bar, The Genoa
Court House, The Dake House, The Genoa Cemetery, The Hanging Tree and much, much more!

Jacobs Family Berry Farm
1335 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV
Located on the historic Lampe Homestead in the beautiful Carson Valley, our farm is less than 30 minutes from Lake
Tahoe and Carson City, Nevada. We purchased the property in 2002 and began restoration to preserve it for future
generations – ours and yours. Today, as you visit our farm, you can see and feel the history of this lovely place, while
creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Holiday Inn Club Vacation David Walley’s Resort
2001 Foothill Road, Genoa, NV
Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the historic David Walley’s Resort is a rustic mountain lodge
that’ll be your cozy retreat from all the nearby fun. After a day of adventuring, soak in one of five famed hot springs, just
like the pioneers did, or sit back and relax with a drink at our 1862 Restaurant & Saloon Bar.

Topaz Lake Recreation Area
3700 Topaz Park Road, Gardnerville, NV
If it’s outdoor recreation you crave, visit Topaz Lake. Go boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, swimming and fishing in the
lake-fishing licenses from California and Nevada are valid here. Go camping on the shore at any of the 40 developed
campsites with RV hookups or seek out a primitive camping area for a more-rugged tent-camping experience

The Reno / Lake Tahoe region has a wide variety of top cross-country skiing areas, downhill ski resorts, and snow play areas. Sprinkled around the Lake Tahoe area, these winter sports areas are blessed with abundant snow, excellent accommodations, and easy access from Reno, Sacramento, and the Bay Area. In addition to
downhill and cross-country skiing, winter sports opportunities include snowshoeing, sledding, snow tubing, and snowmobiling.

Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, nature study, star-gazing—not your thing?

How about mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating? Choose your favorite outdoor
activity and Nevada State Parks will provide a place for it. Nevada’s 23 state parks, recreation areas and
historic sites are stretched across terrains as diverse as alpine forests and bone-dry deserts. Among
them are natural lakes and man-made reservoirs, such as world-famous, 22 mile long Lake Tahoe or
the much smaller Echo Canyon and its 35-acre reservoir. Other parks provide glimpses into the past. Valley of Fire is one of the state’s oldest, with 3,000-yearold petroglyphs carved in sandstone and breathtaking views of the maroon-colored rock formations
created during the age of the dinosaurs. Mormon Station in Genoa and the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
feature replicas of 19th-century fortifications and visitor centers explaining regional history.
Many campgrounds and RV facilities are open all year, depending on the weather. You can even stay in
a yurt at Cave Lake State Park near Ely. Trailheads are well marked, and facilities at many parks include
RV dump stations, showers and day use facilities for groups. For more information on Off-highway
Vehicles (OHV) registration, go to Department of Motor Vehicles at


Douglas County School District is a public education system nestled among 751 beautiful square miles of western
Nevada. Our county includes both the Carson Valley and portions of Lake Tahoe. The Valley is bordered on the west by
the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada with peaks reaching 11,000 feet above sea level, and by the Pinenut Mountains
on the east rising to 9,400 feet. Our district serves the communities of Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa and parts of Lake
Tahoe (from Glenbrook to Stateline.)
Our schools provide over 6,000 students with a nurturing and rigorous learning environment. Douglas County students
are successful because our employees, parents, and community work together to provide a quality education. Our
mission is to ensure that all students achieve excellence in education, character and citizenship, in partnership with
parents and community.

The University of Nevada, Reno is less than an hour’s drive.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the state’s historic flagship institution of higher education. The University
has a student enrollment of more than 19,000, including about 3,200 graduate students, and a total budget of
nearly $500 million. The University provides a broad range of programs and degree options, ranging from baccalaureate degrees
in more than 75 disciplines to more than 100 graduate-degree programs at the master’s and doctoral level. The University of Nevada School of Medicine is a vital component of the University, with campuses in both of Nevada’s major urban centers, Las Vegas and Reno, and a health network that extends to much of rural

The University is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education. The University has more than 145 undergraduate degree programs, and more than 150 graduate degree programs (57 master’s, 80 doctoral and 24 professional graduate programs) from which students may choose.

The tuition for Nevada resident undergraduates is among the lowest in the western United States. The resident undergraduate tuition and fees total $8,798 a
year, which is lower than all but one of 15 western states. Non-resident undergraduate tuition and fees total $25,340 a year, which is at the median for the western states. Coupled with its status as a land-grant institution, the University necessarily has a statewide mission and boasts programs and activities in all 17 counties of the state. It has more than 700 employees outside the Reno area, most of them in Las Vegas. It plays a critical role in the promotion of health throughout the state
through its Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The University’s athletics programs compete in NCAA Division I as part of the Mountain West Conference. The
University fields competitive teams in 18 sports, with six men’s sports and ten women’s sports teams offering


Welcome to Minden. We hope all this information has been beneficial! Don’t hesitate to contact one of the Vaulet Group representatives for any other questions, detailed guides in a PDF form, and so much more. Guide information is provided by First Centennial Title Co. of Nevada, at First Centennial Title, a full service title and escrow company, has grown from a one-office operation to a multi- office operation, with Branches in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Incline Village and Stateline.


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