Lake Tahoe, California (Postcard History Series)
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Lake Tahoe, California (Postcard History Series)

by Sara Larson, North Lake Tahoe Historical Society
     
 

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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

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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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Title: Lake Tahoe

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: Book News, Inc.

Date: February 2010

Three collections of post cards were gleaned for early images of the mountain lake on the border between Nevada and California, many of them not seen for many decades. They range from the late 1800s to the 1920s, but are arranged geographically rather than chronologically. Captions explain and contextualize the photographs.

(Annotation ©2009 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738558493
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/09/2008
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.33(d)

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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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