Three history presentations scheduled in March
The Carson Valley Historical Society will present three living history presentations this month.
On March 14, Marlena Hellwinkel will portray Ellen Raycraft, 2-4 p.m.
Raycraft was Hellwinkel’s husband Don’s great-grandmother. She came across the plains in a covered wagon and stopped at Genoa, where she gave birth to her 11th child. She told her husband she wasn’t going any farther West.
On March 22, Pat Cardinal will portray Grace Dangberg, 2-4 p.m.
Dangberg was the granddaughter of H.F. Dangberg, the man who came from Germany in the last century and set up the first of the prosperous Dangberg ranches, which later evolved into the Dangberg Land and Livestock Co. H.F. Dangberg Jr. established Minden.
Dangberg herself was a respected scholar and historian and one of the founders of the historical society.
On March 29, Cathy Simpson will portray Eilly Orrum Bowers, 2-4 p.m.
Bowers was married to Sandy Bowers, who struck it rich in the Comstock the 1860s. He and she built Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley before losing all of their fortune.
Refreshments will be served. All performances will be at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.
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