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Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Truckee

Jewel of the Eastern Sierra

 
 
Truckee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
1. Truckee Marker
Inscription. First known as Grayís Toll Station, then Coburnís Station, Truckee was established in 1863. Renowned for its lumber industry, Transcontinental Railroad, icehouses, saloons and red light district, Truckee has never been known for her laid back demeanor. It has always been a town where people came to entertain themselves on Friday and Saturday nights, just as it is today.
 
Erected 1989 by Chief Truckee Chapter, No. 3691 E Clampus Vitus, Truckee Donner Historical Society and Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, August 12, 1989.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.62′ N, 120° 11.1′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Donner Pass Road. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the base of the flagpole at the front of the Truckee Railroad Depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10158 Donner Pass Road, Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Truckee (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Dehone Judah (within shouting distance of this marker); George Schaffer
Truckee Marker and Flag Pole Base image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
2. Truckee Marker and Flag Pole Base
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jax Truckee Diner (about 300 feet away); World War I Memorial / Victory Highway Monument (about 600 feet away); Old Truckee Jail (about 600 feet away); “The Tin Can” ----------- “Dotís Place” (about 700 feet away); Truckeeís Old Stone Garage and Site of Townís First Dwelling (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Truckee.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Truckee. An article by Guy H. Coates and the Truckee – Donner Historical Society. (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Historic Truckee Walking Tour. Published by the Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Places
 
Flagpole Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
3. Flagpole Dedication Plaque
(Located on front of base facing street)

This flagpole represents 100 years of service by the Truckee Fire Protection District and it's members, past and present for their commitment to the preservation of life and property.
Truckee Fire Protection Service
1894 - 1994
Flagpole Dedication Plaque and Base image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
4. Flagpole Dedication Plaque and Base
The Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
5. The Flagpole
Historic Buildings in Truckee image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
6. Historic Buildings in Truckee
From Left to Right:
The Capitol
Built in 1872 by William Hurd. It was originally "Hurd's Saloon and Hall." It was used by Piper Opera Company and then for the County Court.
I.O.O.F. Hall
This building was built in 1871 and is the oldest building on the block.
Rex Hotel Building
Built over 100 years ago, this building was converted to a hotel with steam heated rooms in 1913. During prohibition, the lower floor was a speakeasy called the "Silver Mirror."
The Truckee Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
7. The Truckee Hotel
Built as the American Hotel in 1873, this structure was known as the Whitney House before the 1900s and has had several name changes since then. In 1909, the structure burned to the ground ans was rebuilt in the same spot. One notable name change was to the Alpine Riverside Hotel in the 1950s for the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw Valley.
Truckee Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
8. Truckee Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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