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Tahoe City in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Duane Leroy Bliss

1833 – 1907

 
 
Duane Leroy Bliss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 14, 2010
1. Duane Leroy Bliss Marker
Inscription. Timber baron and transportation mogul, D.L. Bliss – a one time Nevada banker – was best known for the railroads and steamships that he introduced to the Lake Tahoe Basin. He organized the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Co. in 1871 and the Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad at Glenbrook in 1875 to provide timber from the Tahoe shores to the mines of Virginia City. In 1898, Bliss reorganized and built the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Co. from the Southern Pacific Depot in Truckee south to Tahoe City and the Tahoe Tavern Hotel and Pier where the train met the Bliss steamer, “Tahoe”.
 
Erected 1988 by Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 9.997′ N, 120° 8.605′ W. Marker is in Tahoe City, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from North Lake Boulevard (State Highway 89) west of State Highway 28. Click for map. Marker is mounted at the base of the flagpole at the Gatekeeper’s Log Cabin Museum – William B. Layton Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City CA 96145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Duane Leroy Bliss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 14, 2010
2. Duane Leroy Bliss Marker
walking distance of this marker. Lake Tahoe Outlet Works and Gatekeepers Cabin (here, next to this marker); William B. Layton Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gatekeeper’s Cabin and Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); A Safe Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sacred Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Tahoe City's Constables (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Central Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Watson Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tahoe City.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Duane Leroy Bliss. A biography of D.L. Bliss by the Carson City Tourist and Convention Bureau. (Submitted on August 16, 2010.) 

2. S.S. Tahoe. The grandest ship ever to grace the waters of Lake Tahoe was the steamer Tahoe. Commissioned by lumber baron Duane L. Bliss, the S.S. Tahoe was constructed in San Francisco in 1894. (Submitted on August 16, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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