History comes to life during local cemetery tour

A tour of the Garden Cemetery is Oct. 15.

A tour of the Garden Cemetery is Oct. 15.

History comes alive during a family friendly Garden Cemetery tour Oct. 15 hosted by the Douglas County Historical Society.

Garden Cemetery, 1536 Douglas Ave. in Gardnerville, is located at the intersection of Cemetery Lane and Spruce Street. Tours begin at 3 p.m. and are offered until 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for DCHS members.

This year’s cemetery tour focuses on several early business owners and pioneers of Gardnerville. Participants will stop at different plots to learn more about the historical impact of the person buried there, which includes details about their life and their contributions to the local area.

The tour features presentations and Chautauqua performances of numerous notable merchants including Jane Rosenbrock, who owned and operated Jane’s Beauty Shop across the street from Sharkey’s casino for many years.

Special Events Coordinator Dennis Little said the cemetery tour provides an opportunity to reflect on the significant historical impact of these early Carson Valley shopkeepers. Little said many businesses of yesteryear served as much more than a place to buy goods and services; they also often acted as social hubs, places where people could meet and gather, which helped create and foster a strong sense of community early on.

The tour will also offer information about some of the recognizable shops and landmark buildings located in Gardnerville, Minden, and the surrounding areas.

Come prepared for the outside tour by wearing comfortable walking shoes and dressing in layers.

Lecture series digs up geological facts

On Oct. 13, Geologist Matt McMackin speaks about the geologic history of the Carson Valley as part of the DCHS Heritage Lecture Series. The lecture takes place at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 US Hwy 395 N in Gardnerville.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 6:30. Cost is $5 general admission at the door. DCHS, Alpine County, and Smith Valley Historical Society members get in free.

For more information about the Garden Cemetery Tour or Heritage Lecture Series, log onto historicnv.org or call 775-782-2555.

Stor-All fall sale this weekend

The Stor-All Gardnerville fall garage sale takes place at 1456 Industrial Way from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sunday. The event is scheduled weather permitting, and there is no charge to participate or to attend.

Stor-All hosts this semi-annual event each spring and fall to give their current customers an opportunity to open the doors to their units and sell their belongings. Friday, October 7 is the last day to sign up to participate in the sale.

Those interested in selling should call 775-782-3533 or email gardnerville@storall.biz for further instructions.

There are five Stor-All locations throughout Northern Nevada, and the Gardnerville facility was the first one to open back in 1971. For more information, log onto storall.biz.

Amy Roby can be reached at ranchosroundup@hotmail.com.


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