History

Pine Needle Basketweaving with Audrey Frank

June 30, 2016
    WordHistory

Join Washoe-Paiute weaver Audrey Frank for a lesson on coiled basketry utilizing a resource that is readily available…pine needles! […]

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1968 Olympic Track at Echo Summit

June 6, 2016
    WordHistory

In 1968, South Lake Tahoe was one of the nation’s hot spots for track and field after the U.S. Olympic Planning Commission chose Echo Summit over three other sites for the 1968 Olympic trials. […]

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Historic Emigrant Trail Trek through Hope Valley

June 1, 2016
    WordHistory

People continue to be amazed and inspired by the intrepid travelers of California’s 1848 Gold Rush and the courageous and adventurous migration that followed. Dianne Jennings will lead participants across parts of the historic Mormon-Emigrant Trail and the early Pony Express Route in beautiful Hope Valley, on June 15-16, 2016. Using Frank Tortorich book, Gold Rush Trail […]

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Tour historic estate and 1960 Olympic trails on West Shore

March 27, 2016
    WordHistorySkiing

Take a tour through timeless Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point, one of the finest remaining natural areas in Tahoe, and relive the dreams and aspirations of Olympic athletes as you travel along the 1960 Winter Olympic XC trails. […]

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John C. Fremont’s sighting of Lake Tahoe

February 15, 2016
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On February 14, 1844, John C. Frémont and Charles Preuss, climbed Red Lake Peak at Carson Pass (named after his guide Kit Carson) where they “discovered” Lake Tahoe, about 20 miles to the north.  Known as the Pathfinder, Frémont was an American military officer, explorer, and the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for […]

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Angora Fire Lookout Elevation 7,256 ft.

April 28, 2015
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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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Nevada’s Last Surviving Fire Lookout at Zephyr Cove

April 3, 2015
    WordHistory

It is the last surviving fire lookout in Nevada, and one of three in the Tahoe basin. The Zephyr Cove Fire Lookout has been meticulously maintained and restored for the last dozen years by its current local landowner. […]

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