History

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The 1960 Winter Olympics by David C. Antonucci

January 6, 2018
    HistoryStoriesWriters

Images of Sports: The 1960 Winter Olympics by David C. Antonucci showcases the highlights of the games through vintage images. […]

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Tahoe’s Boating Heritage Featured on Collector’s Stamps

January 4, 2018
    History

Tahoe’s iconic boating heritage is captured on US Postal Service collector stamps. […]

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Did you know…Lake Tahoe has an Underwater State Park?

    HistoryWater Sports

Why would anyone scuba dive in Lake Tahoe?

There’s nothing to see – right?

Wrong. […]

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The History of the Stateline and Casino Corridor

November 26, 2017
    History

Lake Tahoe’s casinos date back to the 1920’s when Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin built the “Greatest Casino in America”. But, Lucky’s casino was built on the California Side at the Tallac Resort in South Lake Tahoe which was a popular hangout for the nouveau rich from San Francisco, Sacramento and Virginia City. […]

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1960 Olympic Winter Games Museum

November 20, 2017
    HistorySkiing

On Thursday, February 18, 1960, under storm-threatening skies, the greatest winter athletes in the world gathered in Squaw Valley. […]

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Tahoe Ghost Ships at Tahoe Maritime Museum

November 1, 2017
    HistoryWater Sports

Discover the treasures lost beneath the surface of Lake Tahoe at the Tahoe Maritime Museum during “Ghost Ships,” a new exhibit featuring boats that sank in Lake Tahoe. […]

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Building the Lincoln Highway by Dr. David Borges

October 30, 2017
    History

Dr. David Borges, local historian and history instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College, presents the amazing story of the building of the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway in the nation which passed through South Lake Tahoe and Truckee. […]

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Meet Smokey Bear at Firefest

September 20, 2017
    WordHistory

Sit in a fire truck, escape from the Smoke House, wear fire fighting equipment, squirt fire hoses, watch the fire fighters compete, learn about fire resistant construction, and enjoy a Kiwanis BBQ at FireFest on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10am to 3pm at Hard Rock Casino at Stateline.

You’ll also get to meet Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog at this favorite annual South Lake Tahoe event.

I’m in! […]

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Kitchen Kids & Pope House Tours at Tallac Historic Site

September 18, 2017
    WordHistory

While the Washoe were the first to enjoy the shores of the present day Tallac Historic Site, three of the original luxurious estates erected between 1890 and 1921 still remain today, and play host to special events and tours to learn about the “Era of Opulence” in South Lake Tahoe.

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Skunk Harbor Railroad History Hike

August 18, 2017
    HistoryStories

Learn about Lake Tahoe’s interesting railroad days on an easy hike down to Skunk Harbor.

Head down from HWY 28 above Skunk Harbor to Pray Meadows, then down to Skunk Harbor, where you can have a lunch at one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on Lake Tahoe. […]

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Conversations with History at Vikingsholm Castle

August 9, 2017
    HistoryStories

“Conversations with History” features a behind-the-scenes tour of the incomparable Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay, and an intimate conversation with long-time park advocate and historian Helen Smith who spent 14 summers at Vikingsholm as the guest of Lorna Knight, the owner.

All proceeds will support the Sierra State Parks Foundation earmarked to provide critically needed funds for the maintenance and repair of the Vikingsholm. […]

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Great Gatsby Festival at Tallac Historic Site

August 2, 2017
    WordHistory

Return to the Roaring 20’s – Tahoe style at the Great Gatsby Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe every August. […]

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