GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada ranch has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Wilhelm Lampe Ranch was founded in the Carson Valley near Gardnerville in 1872. The National Park Service added it to the national registry on Friday.
Historians say Lampe raised dairy cattle and sheep on the ranch where he grew mostly alfalfa. He became a prominent leader in the German immigrant community in the valley and later donated land to establish the Lutheran Church’s first building just south of the ranch about 17 miles south of Carson City.
The Park Service says the property includes unique architectural landmarks, including the latest known construction of a Gothic Revival ranch house in Carson Valley.
Jack and Diana Jacobs now operate the Jacobs Family Berry Farm on the former ranch.