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October 18, 2012
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Haunted Weekend continues tonight

It was a great weekend for pig races and we want to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the fun. We particularly want to thank the Corley Ranch, Nancy Rehfeldt of Full Belly Deli, Greg and Wayne of Hamdogs Restaurant and Eric Warren of 88 Cups & More for donating gift certificates for the adult participants, and the DCHS Book Store committee for donating gift certificates for the younger winners. Thanks also to the volunteers who helped. We all had a great time. This is DCHS’s Haunted Weekend. It started last night with the Haunted Minden Ghost Walk and continues through Sunday. However, call 782-2555 or come into the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center and get your tickets for each of the following events ahead of time. Some venues will only accept pre-purchased tickets. Tickets for all events are $5 per person per event. Tonight, is “A Real Ghost Investigation” which will be conducted by the Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters at The New Rancho Grande Restaurant in Gardnerville, located in the former historic Ritchford Hotel. The New Rancho Grande will offer 10 percent off any menu item at 7 p.m. Join the Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters for dinner. Ghost hunting will begin in earnest about 8:30 p.m. Tomorrow, a “Ghost Hunting Workshop” will be held from10 a.m. until noon. The workshop will be conducted by Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters at the Courthouse Museum on Main Street in Genoa. Tombstone Tap & Grill in Genoa will offer Haunted Weekend lunch and dinner specials. Show your Haunted Weekend ticket and get a 10 percent off any menu item. Saturday night, the Haunted Genoa Cemetery Tour will take place. Join us for the Haunted Genoa Cemetery Tour in one of Nevada’s oldest cemeteries. Guided tours depart every 15 minutes starting at 6 until 8 p.m. As you stroll through this historic cemetery you will meet many early Nevada pioneers. “A Real Ghost Investigation” will take place Saturday night, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at the historic Courthouse Museum in Genoa. The investigation will be conducted by Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters. The final event is the “Haunted Genoa Ghost Walk” on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Courthouse Museum. Step back in time as you learn about the early settlers of Nevada’s first permanent settlement. Since this is a ghost walk, you will learn about the hangings, murders and suicides in historic Genoa. Enjoy this weekend of learning all about the history and folklore of Carson Valley. All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our county and state governments. We are here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at Contact Ellen Caywood by email at

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 18, 2012 04:18PM Published Oct 18, 2012 04:11PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.