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Olympic Museum at High Camp

January 12, 2018
    History

The mountain-top Olympic Museum tells the story of the 1960 Winter Games- starting from the very beginning with the Olympic proposal, to photos, videos and memorabilia from the historic Games. […]

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The Chinese Immigrant Experience at Donner Summit

January 10, 2018
    History

Located at about 6,000 feet in Truckee, Donner Memorial State Park includes the Emigrant Trail Museum and Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800s. […]

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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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