History

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

June 22, 2017
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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 […]

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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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“Something Doing Every Minute”…Tahoe Village Casino circa 1950

June 15, 2017
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Tahoe’s casinos date back to the 1920’s when Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin built the “Greatest Casino in America”. […]

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Osgood Toll House at Historical Society Museum in South Lake Tahoe

June 9, 2017
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The oldest standing structure at Lake Tahoe, the Osgood Toll House, was built in the summer of 1859. Today, Nehemiah Osgood’s Toll House rests at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society […]

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Watson Cabin Tahoe City

June 3, 2017
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The Watson Cabin still stands on the original site where the Robert Montgomery Watson built it in 1909, and remains an outstanding example of turn-of-the-century construction. It is the oldest […]

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History of the Comstock by Mark McLaughlin

June 1, 2017
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Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin explains how the Lake Tahoe Basin and its environment dealt with the disastrous consequences of the 1859 discovery of silver in western Nevada and the development […]

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Eccentric Millionaire Builds Enduring Tahoe Legacy

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The Thunderbird Lodge. Built in 1939, this magnificent estate was designed to blend harmoniously with its natural surroundings. And, that’s not all. Don’t miss the Open House on May 16, […]

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Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Arts Festival

May 30, 2017
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The Washoe are the original inhabitants of Da ow aga (Lake Tahoe) and all the lands surrounding it. Tahoe is a mispronunciation of Da ow, meaning “lake.” Washoe ancestral territory […]

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Glen Alpine Springs “makes great lemonade!”

May 22, 2017
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“Curative” mineral spring water was discovered here in 1863. Glen Alpine Springs, just a short easy jaunt from South Lake Tahoe. Most people just stumble upon this historic site on […]

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Where is Tahoe Paradise?

May 21, 2017
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Is Tahoe Paradise a state of mind or an actual location? […]

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Western SkiSport Museum boasts California Skiing Legends

May 18, 2017
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Located next to Boreal ski resort is a treasure trove of California ski history. The Western SkiSport Museum was developed as an exhibition of Western North American ski history in 1969. The history of California skiing and legendary mailman, Snowshoe Thompson, who carried a 80 pound mailbag on skis over the Sierra Nevada mountains while rescuing stranded miners in raging blizzards are key exhibits. […]

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Donner Summit Railroad Tunnels and Wagon Routes

April 30, 2017
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In the 1860s hundreds of Chinese laborers braved freezing temperatures, blizzards and unbelievably hazardous conditions to drill the 1,659-foot-long Summit Tunnel near Donner Pass, enabling the Central Pacific Railroad to […]

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