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‘Curse of the Hanging Tree’ benefits Douglas County Historical Society

The Douglas County Historical Society’s “Curse of the Hanging Tree” is July 19 and 20. Performance times are 6:30, 7 and 7:30 both nights. Tickets are $15 per person. Advanced tickets are recommended as seating is limited. “The darkest day in the history of Genoa was the lynching of Adam Umber from a tree on Genoa Lane in 1897,” organizers said. “A cry went up from all over the country that lawlessness was rampant in Nevada. The Governor of Nevada offered a $500, reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons, who lynched one Adam Uber at …

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