The Sorceress of the North Shore

A biplane in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia, brings memories of one incident that in 1991 astounded many people in the North Lake Tahoe community.

The Old Timers’ Picnic

An Oklahoma woman discovers that she has roots in Truckee, and is reunited with her family at the annual Old Timers’ Picnic.

Chicken Business

Truckee was once home to a large chicken ranch

The Timeless Headliners of the Kings Beach Bowl

In the summers of 1967-1968 Lake Tahoe benefited from San Francisco’s blossoming psychedelic music scene as name acts like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Buffalo Springfield played at a converted bowling alley we now know as the North Tahoe Event Center.
 

Ursus Horribilis

The California grizzly, once known as Ursus Horrilibus or terrible bear, numbered around 10,000 in population before the 19th century Gold Rush.

North Tahoe Firefighting in the Fifties

What did firefighting in Tahoe look like almost 70 years ago?

When Worldwide Church of God invaded North Lake Tahoe!

The week-long Church of God gathering would bring 10,000 church members to Squaw Valley every fall, bolstering the fall economy, but the church turned out to be controversial.

Anatomy of a Phone Number

Reminiscing on the evolution of Truckee’s phone numbers, and what the nostalgia means to one local resident.

The Fortress in the Forest

The incredible story of Lt. Leo Walker’s quick thinking, selfless action, and a historic bail out over the Sierra Nevada.

The Silent Terror

Next time you’re enjoying life on the North Shore, make sure to take care of your barkeep — sometimes it’s a rough job. Especially if the famed James Stewart walks in asking for a drink.

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