History

Fannies, Trout and Culture at Tahoe City “Y”

April 5, 2017
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You don’t have to travel far to learn about the natural history of Tahoe City. Just head to the “Y” and follow these quick tours, provided by the North Lake […]

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Hawksworth’s Packstation; circa 1912 by local historian Don Lane

April 3, 2017
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Who was Jim Hawksworth? While Jim passed away in 2002, his legacy lives on as a person. The historic Upper Truckee Pack Station near Meyers, California has been officially dedicated […]

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Echo Lakes Magic

March 30, 2017
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Echo Lakes are a glacially formed pair of lakes, cradled in a serene granite setting 10 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe virtually hidden at 7,252′. Upper and Lower Echo Lakes […]

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Olympic Hill at Granlibakken. Defining Tahoe Ski Culture since 1922.

February 9, 2017
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Granlibakken Resort, on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, was once called Olympic Hill, and is known as Lake Tahoe’s oldest ski resort dating back to circa 1922. Its story is one […]

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Lam Watah Washoe Heritage Site

January 4, 2017
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Here, the Washoe fished and gathered berries. The Lam Watah Washoe Heritage Site is a small archaeological site in South Lake Tahoe managed by the US Forest Service that is […]

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Amy Barber Washoe Indian Basket

November 19, 2016
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Amy Barber (1910-2000) came from a long line of Washoe basket weavers. Along with master basket weaver Dat-So-La-Lee, Amy Barber helped to preserve the tradition and culture of the Washoe […]

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Mark Twain Roughing It

November 2, 2016
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835-April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was among the most famous of American humorists, writers and lecturers.  His name was […]

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The Infamous Johnson Cut-Off Trail

August 28, 2016
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Follow the path of John Calhoun “Cockeye” Johnson. […]

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Full Moon Kayak Tours at Sugar Pine Point State Park

August 6, 2016
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Tahoe stewardship efforts are legendary. From protecting native fishes like the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout to our beloved open lands and cultural heritage, and fighting aquatic invasive species as Tahoe Keepers, […]

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Historic Bus Tour with Mark McLaughlin,”Storm King”

August 5, 2016
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He is a walking encyclopedia of Tahoe-Truckee history and a captivating storyteller. Local historian and author, Mark McLaughlin, will host a bus load of history lovers on a tour of […]

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Meet Smokey Bear at Taylor Creek

August 3, 2016
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Did you know the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history, and his correct name is Smokey Bear? Meet Smokey, sing […]

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Annual Native American Basketweavers’ Gathering

July 29, 2016
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Native basketweavers from California and Nevada gather at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City, Calif. for the annual Basketweavers’ Gathering in August. Basketry will include storage, wicker and burden baskets, bowls, […]

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