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Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour announces 2011 haunts

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Susie Zweigle StudiosJibboom Street boasted very lively ladies during the 2010 Historical Haunted Walking Tour in Truckee.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Have you heard about the Lilliputian who arrived in Truckee by train but was never seen again? Do you know Truckee boasted more saloons per .10 of a mile than nearly any other small town in the West? Have you heard about the historic gems on and off Commercial Row and the scars left by raging fires and tragic mishaps on the rails? Truckee evokes ghosts from the past and shares attention-grabbing legends during the third annual Historical Haunted Tour Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Begin at Moody’s with a glass of wine and experience downtown like never before. Covering Truckee’s most fascinating sites, the tour will entertain guests from near and far with spooky legends and unsolved mysteries. Tour organizers are also offering an enhanced Halloween experience for any attendee who shows up in costume. Prizes will be awarded across fun and feisty categories each evening. Online tickets are on sale now at Ticket sales benefit the Truckee Donner Historical Society and Trails and Vistas.Just announced 2011 walking tour sites include the Tourist Club, Cabona’s, the International Order of Odd Fellows and Masonic Hall, Train Depot and Art Impressions at Truckee Mercantile. “No guided historic tour of Truckee is complete without delving into the hard work, the wrecks and tragic deaths associated with the railroad,” said Chelsea Walterscheid, president of the Truckee Donner Historical Society. Expect to step into the Train Depot and be sure to keep an eye out for Truckee’s infamous Regulators poised to catch outlaws that may be lurking in the shadows. Stops along Commercial Row will include the Tourist Club, a favorite watering hole where legend has it that spirits from travelers of days gone by get behind the cue stick when least expected and Cabona’s, the oldest family run business in Truckee. Also visit the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall and Masonic Hall where you just might stir up spirits from the past as you hear the spellbound stories of fires that destroyed much of Truckee but left this one building standing time and time again.During the 2011 tour, experience historic Truckee like never before. Adults, in their early twenties to late sixties, have come from as far away as Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Florida and from neighboring North Shore as well as nearby Auburn, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Nearly ninety percent of attendees plan on returning and because as one attendee from last year said, “I enjoyed every stop and entertainer.”For more information, visit or call 530-305-4231.- Submitted to

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