History

Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City

August 1, 2017
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The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will be conducting a free Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City on Saturdays starting at 10am. […]

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Living History Day at Ehrman Mansion

July 20, 2017
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This only happens once a year. Ehrman Mansion will be open to the public for free during Living History Day.

Here’s your chance to step back in time and relive life at the lake as it was in the 1930s, at one of the most scenic spots along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, and one of our most famous houses. […]

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The Donner Party, Truckee, CA

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The Donner Party was no party at all. […]

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Melissa Coray Peak named after Pioneer Trail Blazer

July 10, 2017
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While many call it Emigrant Peak, it’s actually named after Melissa Coray, a Mormon pioneer woman who walked over 2,000 miles to the west. […]

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Tahoe Maritime History at Tallac Historic Site

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“Q” is the nickname of this 1921 classic yacht on display at the Tallac Historic Site. Was she called the “Q” because her name was hard to pronounce, or because it was used by the US Navy in top-secret operations on Lake Tahoe during WWII?

Find out and learn more about the restoration of the Quic chakidn at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe. […]

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Tallac Historic Site: A Cultural Treasure

July 5, 2017
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Hidden by an old growth forest is South Shore’s cultural treasure.

Combined with the annual Valhalla Arts, Music, and Theatre Festival, the Tallac Historic Site has provided us a place to be, and to enjoy the arts and our cultural heritage in an unspoiled natural setting. […]

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Annual Gathering At Gatekeeper’s Museum Fundraiser

July 4, 2017
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The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society hosts its annual “Gathering at the Gatekeeper’s” fundraiser dinner every August. The meal is inspired by an 1908 Tahoe Tavern menu.  There will be a Barbershop Quartet strolling through the hotel lobby.  Inside the museum you can view Tahoe Tavern artifacts. Bid on exciting trips and activities during our […]

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Angora Fire Lookout Elevation 7,256 ft.

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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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Evolution of Tahoe Travel with Don Lane

June 29, 2017
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Learn about the Evolution of Tahoe Travel with renowned U.S. Forest Service historian and recreation officer, Don Lane, as he walks us through the varying ways of past travel to and within Lake Tahoe. […]

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Isolated Estate on West Shore: Ehrman Mansion

June 22, 2017
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Hidden from view across from Sugar Pine Point State Park, Ehrman Mansion is an isolated architectural treasure. […]

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Art of Indian Basket Weaving on Display at Gatekeeper’s Museum

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It is home to more than 800 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from over 90 tribes nationwide. How appropriate for this Lake Tahoe landmark that sits on the site of a known Washoe Indian campsite. The Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum at the Gatekeeper’s Museum. […]

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Truckee Railroad Museum

June 19, 2017
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It’s been in the works for years although Truckee’s rich railroad history started making its indelible mark on the development of the mountain town in 1867. […]

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