History

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 the “Smokey the Bear” song and take a tour along Taylor Creek on the Rainbow Walk – one of his favorite places to hang out […]

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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, trays, tule duck decoys, gift baskets, beaded baskets, miniatures and jewelry made from willow, red bud, fern and pine needles. “Nuts to Soup” – a […]

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Pine Needle Basketweaving with Audrey Frank

June 30, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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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