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Carson City ready for annual ghost walk
by Tribune Staff
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The bride ghost is one of the attractions in the Carson City ghost walk on Oct. 22.
Courtesy Photo The bride ghost is one of the attractions in the Carson City ghost walk on Oct. 22.

CARSON CITY — The rich and intriguing history of Nevada’s capital will be explored and theatrically relived in the 19th annual classic ghost walk.

The Carson City ghost walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian era and diverse past. Meet lingering spirits of the past, with many haunted and paranormal stories to take in. Some of the spirits even lead the guided walking tours of the downtown district’s historic homes.

Tours depart every half hour on Oct. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. from behind the Firkin & Fox Pub on Third and Curry streets. The last tour leaves at 2 p.m. This is a 90-minute guided walking tour that will be held rain or shine.

All tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door, children under age 4 are free. Tickets are available at the visitors center at 1900 S. Carson St. or call 775-687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1, The Firkin and Fox in Carson City, The Carson City Convention and Visitors and online at

Some of the stops along the tour include:

• The Bliss Mansion, a three-story, 8,500-square-foot mansion that was completed in 1879, built by millionaire Duane L. Bliss, to become his dream home. This 15-room Victorian was built in the Italianate style, and was the biggest and most elaborate home in Nevada at the time.

• The Brewery Arts Center, built in 1874 by the Carson Brewing Company, which produced Tahoe Beer. The building has been transformed into an arts center.

• Ferris Mansion, home of George Ferris, Jr., inventor of the Ferris Wheel for the Chicago World Columbian Exposition in 1893.

• Rinckel Mansion, built by the fortune of Mathias Rinckel, a forward-looking meat magnate who struck it rich supplying Gold Rushers and Lake Tahoe lumbermen.

The Carson City Ghost Walk 2011 partners include The Brüka Theatre, The Firkin & Fox Pub and The Brewery Arts Center and the Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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