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Chamber gathers to celebrate 150 influential people

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Nearly 170 people attended the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce gala in Genoa on Saturday to learn who had been named the top 10 most influential people in Douglas County history.

A committee consisting of former Nevada Cultural Affairs Director and historian Mike Fischer, Laurey Hickey of the Douglas County Historical Society and Record-Courier Editor Kurt Hildebrand worked with Chamber Director Bill Chernock to select 150 individuals or couples who helped change the face of Douglas County since it was created by the Territorial Legislature on Nov. 29, 1861.

The list of 150 was published in the Nevada Day edition of The Record-Courier, but the 10 most influential people were unveiled on Saturday at Antocci’s.

H.F. Dangberg Sr.

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Sen. William Dressler

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Lawrence Gilman

Bill Harrah

Stephen Kinsey

Brooks Park

Bert Selkirk

George Springmeyer

Snowshoe Thompson

One major event for each decade was also highlighted.

1861-1870

Statehood for Nevada

1871-1880

Founding of Gardnerville

1881-1890

Genoa Avalanche

1891-1900

Creamery incorporated

1901-1910

Founding of Minden

1911-1920

Minden becomes county seat

1921-1930

U.S. vs Alpine Land & Reservoir Company Litigation begins.

1931-1940

Gaming legalized

1941-1950

Harvey’s Wagon Wheel founded

1951-1960

Death of the V&T

1961-1970

Gardnerville Ranchos founded by Red Swift

1971-1980

Harvey’s Bombing

1981-1990

Highway 395 Expanded to Four Lanes

1991-2000

New Year’s Flood of ’97

2001-2010

GE Buys Bently

John Q. & Rufus Adams

Andy Aldax

John Ascuaga

Ed Atencio

Ted Bacon

Dr. Franklin Baker

David Barber

Wanda Batchelor

‘Sharkey’ Begovich

Don Bently

Louis Bergevin

F. Gregory Betts

Aldo Biaggi

Gerry Bing

D.W. Bliss

Richard Brockliss

George & Charlie Brown

H.P. Burnham

George Byers

Dal Byington

Ansel Casentini

Ellsworth Chappell

Rhoda Chichester

Patty Clark

Dr. Eliza Cook

Frieda Cordes Godecke

Keith Cornforth

Father John Corona

John Cradlebaugh

Henry Crippen

Charles Daggett

John Dangberg

Clarence Oliver Dangberg

Grace Dangberg

H.F. Dangberg Jr.

H.F. Dangberg Sr.

Harold Dayton

Jack Dayton

Susie Dick

Fred Dressler

Sen. William Dressler

Dar Ellis

John Etchemendy

Leander Socrates Ezell

Isaac Farwell

Paul Felten

George Washington Gale

Ferris Jr.

Lillian Virgin Finnegan

Milton & Ethel Fleischer

John & Mary Gardner

Lawrence Gilman

Roy Godecke

Harvey Gross

Robert Hadfield

J.W. Haines

Ernest Hand

Bill Harrah

Anna & Mose Harris

E.H. Hawkins

Don & Marlena Hellwinkel

Dan Hellwinkel

Fred Brick Hellwinkel

Carsten Henningsen

Lynn Hettrick

Joyce Hollister

Lew Hymers

Sen. Lawrence & Betty

Jacobsen

Theresa Jackson

Arendt Jensen

Mathias Jepsen

Moses Job

Mimi Jobe

Al ‘Jackpot’ Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

Stella and Knox Johnson

David Jones

Max Jones

Beatrice Jones

Hugh Killebrew

Pat Kimmerling

Stephen Kinsey

Ken Kjer

Abraham Klauber

Brian Krolicki

William Lampe

Julian Larrouy

Jim & Gerry Lawrence

Dat-so-lah Lee

Emil Leising

Jean Lekumberry

Glenn Logan

Leonard Ludel

Duane ‘Scotchy’ Mack

Noel Manoukian

Jerry Maple

Joann Martinez

Wynne Maule

Howard McKibben

Bill Mendes

C.C. Meneley

Hans Meyer-Kassel

Jimmy Miller

Hiram Mott

Cerisa Mott Fettic

Israel and Eliza Mott Taylor

Jeane & Patrick Mulreany

Pastor Pete Nelson

Cherie Owen

Ben Palmer

Brooks Park

Wallace Park

William Park

Dr. John Pasek

Frieda Pitts

Walt Powers

A.C. Pratt

Bob Pruett

Spec Rahbeck

T.B. Rickey

Jake Rodenbaugh

Hank & Jane Rosenbrock

Gene Scarselli

Melvin Schwake

Bert Selkirk

Arnold Settelmeyer

Frank Settelmeyer

Fred Settelmeyer

Grace Settelmeyer

Raymond Smith

Clara Smokey

Herman Springmeyer

Marjorie Johnson Springmeyer

Papa Starke

Frederick William Stodieck

Garry Stone

Roy Storke

Jim Stratton

Snowshoe Thompson

Bill & Marsha Tomerlin

David Towell

Henry Van Sickle

Daniel Webster Virgin

Mary Raycraft Virgin

Henry Walker

David & Harriet Walley

William Wennhold

George Whittell

Harold Wyatt

Frank Yparraguirre

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Adams Family

Bernard Family

Bliss Family

Borda Family

Brockliss Family

Byington/Galleppi Family

Chichester Family

Dangberg Family

Dressler Family

Etchemendy Family

Falcke Family

Felton Family

Ferris Family

Goedecke Family

Hawkins Family

Hickey Family

Hussman Family

Jacobsen Family

James Family

Jepson Family

Johnson Family

Kimmerling Family

Kizer Family

Mott Family

Neddenriep Family

Park Family

Rabe/Sarmans

Raycraft Family

Schwake Family

Settelmeyer Family

Smokey Family

Springmeyer Family

Stodieck Family

Thran Family

Trimmer Family

Virgin Family

Wennhold Family

Wyatt Family