History

snowshoe thompson with skis

Snowshoe Thompson; Tahoe’s First Mailman

November 3, 2021
    PeopleHistory

He is considered the father of California skiing.  A true mountaineer in every sense of the word.

Snowshoe Thompson weathered blizzards on 25 lb. skis with an 80 pound pack on his back just to deliver the mail.

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Tallac Historic Site Boat House Theater

Historic Valhalla Boathouse Theatre

October 30, 2021
    Art SceneHistory

The historic Valhalla Boathouse Theatre is a unique cultural resource in the Tahoe Basin. Guests sitting in the theatre are treated to a view of the lake like no other, through the floor to ceiling window behind the stage. The interior, preserved with exposed beams and wonderful natural acoustics, is both intimate and grand creating […]

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Fallen Leaf Lake: A Lake and its People 1850–1950 by Janet Kaidantzis

October 29, 2021
    HistoryWriters

From the Washoe to the pioneering families of Nathan Gilmore, Lucky Baldwin, and William Price, to the artists, academics, and craftsmen of the early community, Fallen Leaf Lake drew people to its natural beauty who left a legacy in stories, legends, and land.

Including author Janet Beales Kaidantzis, who has released Fallen Leaf, A Lake and Its People 1850-1950. […]

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South Lake Tahoe Angora Fire Lookout

Angora Fire Lookout Elevation 7,256 ft.

September 28, 2021
    History

Straddling Angora Ridge road above Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe sits the Angora Fire Lookout. The original Angora Fire Lookout was built in 1924, and was later converted into a small residence.  In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the current lookout structure. The garage next to the road was built sometime during […]

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Olympic Nordic Trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park

September 4, 2021
    HistorySkiing

Did you know that Sugar Pine Point State Park is the site of the first-ever Olympic Biathlon event held as part of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw? […]

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Dat So La Lee Washoe Basket Exhibit at Gatekeeper’s Museum

    History

Without a doubt, she was Tahoe’s greatest artisan. Dat So La Lee is considered one of the greatest basket weavers and designers among the Washoe people.

A fine collection of Dat So La Lee’s work and 900 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from more than 85 tribes nationwide are on display at the Marion Steinbach Indian Museum located inside the Gatekeeper’s Museum. […]

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Arborglyphs preserve Branch of History

August 18, 2021
    WordHistory

You’ve heard of petroglyphs.

How about arborglyphs?

And, did you know we live in an area rich in this fascinating art form?

Especially on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. […]

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Hwy 50 Wagon Train June 4-11

May 31, 2021
    History

Talk about keeping it real. The annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rides through South Lake Tahoe first weekend of June. Sunday they’re riding from Zephyr Cove, Nevada to Amacker Ranch in Meyers (a South Lake Tahoe hamlet), California. Would you like to ride in a wagon? Here’s how to qualify. […]

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Tahoe’s Cultural Heritage in Ink at Gatekeeper’s Museum Bookstore

January 26, 2021
    HistoryWriters

This place is a treasure trove of Tahoe’s cultural heritage. […]

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kt22 at squaw valley

Do you know…how KT-22 got its name?

November 3, 2018
    HistorySkiing

No, it’s not named after any resemblance to Pakistan’s K2.

It’s named after Kick Turns. 22 of them. […]

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Blue Angels Ski Club at Heavenly

January 15, 2018
    History

It was Heavenly’s first alpine ski racing club dating back to 1957.

Today, it’s been reincarnated as the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation. The Blue Angels Ski Club. […]

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Pony Express Re-Ride through South Lake Tahoe June

January 14, 2018
    History

The Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, will pass through South Lake Tahoe in front of Harrah’s at Friday’s Station to exchange the Mochila in June – check back for the exact date and time. […]

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