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Experience a ‘Haunted Weekend’ in Carson Valley

Laura Hickey

The Douglas County Historical Society is presenting another “Haunted Weekend” in Carson Valley this Friday through Sunday, in collaboration with the Carson Valley Visitors Authority and the Carson City Visitors Bureau.

Ghosts from Carson Valley’s rich and exciting past will come to life for this fun, educational and spooky “Haunted Weekend.” Costumed living history presenters will become the ghosts of a variety of prominent area pioneers.

Get the “Haunted Weekend Pass” for only $30 and attend all four fun, historic and haunted events.

Oct. 19 — “Haunted Gardnerville Ghost Walk” is the kick off event for Haunted Weekend. Those attending need to meet at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, in Gardnerville. Tour times are 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 per person. Walk back in time and history as you meet the ghosts of Gardnerville’s pioneers. This year the tour will take a new route back in time and history, when the ghosts of Douglas Avenue come to life.

Oct. 20 — The Carson City Ghost Walk, “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” takes ticket holders on a tour along the “Kit Carson Trail” with stops at some of the oldest buildings and homes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 6-12. Tours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Telegraph Square, corner of Telegraph and Curry Streets in Carson City. This year the tours are named “Eye of the Newt” and “Toe of the Frog.”

Oct. 20 — Ghost hunters and history buffs won’t want to miss the “Haunted Mottsville Cemetery Tour.” The cemetery is the oldest in Nevada. Guided tours will take place every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. as family members and others bring to life some of Nevada’s earliest pioneers. Who knows, considering the time of year and the location, you may meet a few other ghosts and ghouls that are not on the tour. Tickets are $5 per person. To reach the Mottsville Cemetery from Highway 395, take Highway 88 south to the light, turn right at Mottsville Lane, and travel almost to the four-way stop. Just before the four-way stop turn right on Old Foothill Road. Coming from Lake Tahoe on Kingsbury Grade go straight at the four-way stop. The next street on the left is Old Foothill Road. Watch for and follow the ghosts to the cemetery.

Oct. 21 — “Haunted Genoa Ghost Walk” will depart at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from the Genoa Courthouse Museum on Main Street. Tickets are $5 per person. Mormon Station, later known as Genoa, was the first permanent settlement in Nevada and has an exciting history with or without ghosts.

Bring a flashlight and dress warmly with a hat, coat and gloves for the Haunted Gardnerville Ghost Walk and the Mottsville Cemetery Tour. We suggest warm, comfortable walking shoes, to keep you from becoming “dead on your feet.”

Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville or the Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau. You may also call (775) 782-2555 or (800) 727-7677; e-mail info@carsonvalleynv.org; or visit the Web site at http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org.

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