It will be a good day for a hanging

Staff Reports


Actually, it will be a couple of good days for a hanging at the Douglas County Historical Society's performances of "The Curse of the Hanging Tree" in Genoa today and Saturday.

The historical society's play is loosely based on events of the lynching of Adam Uber from a tree on Genoa Lane in 1897 and is a major fundraiser for the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville and the Genoa Court House Museum.

The most infamous hanging in Nevada history and the seven-generation curse all began with an argument over a 25-cent drink. Adam Uber shot and killed Hans Anderson at the Millerville Saloon and made an attempt to escape but was taken to jail and later lynched from a tree on Genoa Lane.

Although a grand jury failed to indict a single person and those involved went unpunished by the law, they didn't escape the curse that still haunts the descendants of those who took part in the horrific lynching of Uber.

Learn more about the curse of the hanging tree and the events that led up to the lynching at the performances of "The Curse of the Hanging Tree," 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Genoa.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the Genoa Court House Museum and the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Musical entertainment provided by All Hat No Cattle in front of the Masonic Lodge in Genoa.

To order tickets by credit card, call 782-2555. There is an additional $1 charge for postage and handling. Information, 782-2555.

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