Lake Tahoe, California (Postcard History Series)

Overview


Lake Tahoe has hosted a variety of visitors and residents through the years, from the early days of Washoe settlements, to rough logging camps, to today's extravagant resorts. When early settlers arrived after John C. Fremont's 1844 expedition, they would come by train to Truckee and then by wagon or narrow-gauge rail to Tahoe City. Over time, majestic resorts began to dot the lakeshore, such as the Tahoe Tavern, which included a ski hill, golf course, stables, movie theater, and bowling alley. Summer residents ...
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Overview


Lake Tahoe has hosted a variety of visitors and residents through the years, from the early days of Washoe settlements, to rough logging camps, to today's extravagant resorts. When early settlers arrived after John C. Fremont's 1844 expedition, they would come by train to Truckee and then by wagon or narrow-gauge rail to Tahoe City. Over time, majestic resorts began to dot the lakeshore, such as the Tahoe Tavern, which included a ski hill, golf course, stables, movie theater, and bowling alley. Summer residents often extended their stays, until many lived here year-round. The lake gained fame during the 1960 Winter Olympics, and fast growth followed in these sleepy mountain towns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738558493
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/9/2008
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 737,371
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author


In this collection of vintage postcards, authors Sara Larson and the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society show the lake, its communities, and tourism from early times. With images culled from the historical society's own collection, as well as from private archives, this volume offers a rare and distinctive vacationers' journey into Tahoe's past.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
The Trip to Tahoe     9
Tahoe City to Rubicon     15
Emerald Bay to Stateline     45
Glenbrook to Incline     75
Crystal Bay to Carnelian Bay     95
Lake of the Sky     113
Bibliography     127
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