Happy Sesquicentennial!

It’s easy take the transcontinental railroad for granted as it doesn’t overtly affect our daily lives, but in truth, the transcontinental railroad is responsible for shaping the North Tahoe/Truckee/Donner Summit area you see today.

The Black Pioneer of Plumas County

Could it be that a mountain man who was a blacksmith, horse thief, cavalry scout, and Crow Indian chief — with peaks, passes, waterways, and towns all named in his honor — was ignored because he was a black man?

The Squaw Valley Stables

Looking back to a more peaceful time.

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.

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