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‘By gas, rope, bullet or poison’

A History of Capital Punishment in Nevada

Meet the author and engaging historian Patty Cafferata at Dangberg Ranch Historic Park this Saturday at 10 a.m. A distinguished Nevada lawyer and former district attorney, Cafferata, shares the fascinating history of the death penalty as practiced within the state. Nevada was the first state in the union to make use of fatal gas when it put to death Gee Jon. Through colorful commentary, Cafferata brings to life Jon's story along with some of the state's other most interesting murderers, including the only woman executed in Nevada, Elizabeth Potts.

This event is part of the park's Dangberg Summer Festival and is sponsored by Soaring NV, Douglas County, Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales Magazine and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. "Alpen Sierra Coffee Company" will provide complimentary coffee and "88 Cups & More" the baked treats following the talk. The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating and a wrap for when the sun goes down. Sorry, dogs are not permitted. For more information, and the park's full 2017 event schedule, please visit dangberghomeranch.org.

Upcoming speakers include author Bonnie Nishikawa who will a talk on her book, "Nevada State Orphans/Children's Home." on August 6 and author David Antonucci will speak on his book, "Fairest Picture: Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe," on Aug. 12.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and three generations of descendants.

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The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism's "Discover Your Nevada" contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and three generations of descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley that founded Minden in 1905. The Park includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a comprehensive collection of artifacts, documents, and photographs. Programs include guided tours, concerts, Chautauqua and other public events. The Park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with its owner, Douglas County.

Annual 9/11 Commemorative Dinner

Time is running out to get tickets for the dinner event sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Republican Women on Sept. 10. Nevada Attorney General—Adam Laxalt is guest speaker. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a no host bar followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Entrée choices include roasted New York strip sirloin with green peppercorn sauce or organic breast of chicken with mushroom marsala sauce. All meals include salad, rolls and butter, and raspberry swirl cheesecake for dessert. Cost is $40 per person and reservations are a must. Deadline to purchase tickets is 5 p.m., Sept. 1. Make checks payable to SNRW and mail to SNRW, P.O. Box 2504, Minden, NV 89423 or online at sierranevadarepublicanwomen.com. Call Jacie at 901-1898 with any questions.

Contact Anita Kornoff at museummatters1@gmail.com.