Markleeville hosts History Mystery Scavenger Hunt |

Markleeville hosts History Mystery Scavenger Hunt

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The historic Alpine County Courthouse in Markleeville was designed by Fredrick DeLongchamps, who also designed the Minden courthouse and Douglas County High School, which now houses the Carson Valley Cultural Center & Museum.
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Join the Alpine County Historical Society for the History Mystery Scavenger Hunt in downtown Markleeville and the museum Aug. 1.

Purchase a clue sheet for $5 at the Alpine County Museum at the top of the hill off Montgomery Street anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“All great detectives have to start somewhere, so this is your chance to join the ranks of Holmes, Poirot, the Hardy Boy and Nancy Drew and snoop out the answers to the clues,” organizers said. “Uncover historical facts about Alpine County and Markleeville that you probably didn’t know or had forgotten for fun and prizes. Exploring local history can be fun, educational and rewarding.”

The answers to the clues are located on several downtown historic and community buildings in an approximate four-block area, plus the museum complex. All the answers are located on the exterior of buildings.

“You will not have to enter any building to find the answers except at the museum complex where we want you to check-out the exhibits for the answers,” organizers said. “Your detective work should take between one and two hours to complete.”

Organizers said this has been an economically devastating summer for the museum and all business in Alpine County due to the Washington Fire and the rain.

“We encourage you to visit local businesses for shopping, food, drink and to participate in the thrill of the hunt for the answers to the History Mystery Scavenger Hunt.”

The museum will host light refreshments 3-4 p.m., where winners will be announced and prizes awarded.