Olympic Valley in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pioneer Ski Area of America
Squaw Valley, California
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in Cooperation with the California Historical Society and the Organizing Committee, VIII Olympic Winter Games, February 14, 1960. Rededicated by Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, February 1996.
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission, California Historical Society and the Organizing Committe - VIII Olympic Winter Games. (Marker Number 724.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 11.801′ N, 120° 14.15′ W. Marker is in Olympic Valley, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Squaw Valley Road 3 miles west of California Route 89. Click for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gatekeeper’s Cabin and Museum (approx. 5.3 miles away); A Safe Harbor (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Sacred Lake (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tahoe City's Constables (approx. 5.4 miles away); William B. Layton Park (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lake Tahoe Outlet Works and Gatekeepers Cabin (approx. 5.4 miles away); Duane Leroy Bliss (approx. 5.4 miles away); Grand Central Hotel (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Regarding Pioneer Ski Area of America. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 724 on January 18, 1960.
Also see . . .
1. Squaw Valley is Chosen to Host the VIII Winter Games!. "On a cold spring day in 1955, in Paris, France, Alexander Cushing managed to secure Squaw Valley USA as the site for the VIII Olympic Winter Games." (Submitted on October 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The 1960 U.S. Hockey Team. "The phrase "U.S. men's hockey gold medal" usually conjures up visions of Lake Placid, of (Submitted on October 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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