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

Tahoe City

 
 
Tahoe City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 16, 2010
1. Tahoe City Marker
Inscription. The turn of the last century brought sweeping change to Tahoe City. Previously, only wealthy families could afford to travel to Lake Tahoe for an extended summer vacation. By the 1920s middle class families could afford to travel in their automobiles and visit scenic locations, too!

Tahoe City bustled with activity from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Family resorts were built that offered motorists food, lodging and recreational opportunities.

During the winter, year-round residents still coped with an adventurous daily routine. When roads were impassable, locals stored their cars and traveled by foot, skies or boat, often received their mail and supplies twice weekly by boat.

A world audience saw the beauty of Lake Tahoe live on television during the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley. The popularity of Lake Tahoe – and Tahoe City – as a tourist destination increased even further.
 
Erected 2008 by Rotory Club of Tahoe City.
 
Location. 39° 10.289′ N, 120° 8.406′ W. Marker is in Tahoe City, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from North Lake Boulevard (State Highway 28) west of Grove Street. Click for map. Marker is located at Heritage Plaza next to the
Early Tahoe City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
2. Early Tahoe City Marker
The closest marker is the "Tahoe City's 'Big Tree'" marker, the center marker is "Tahoe City" and the far right marker is the "Early Tahoe City" marker.
Watson Cabin Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 560 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City CA 96145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Tahoe City (here, next to this marker); Tahoe City’s “Big Tree” (here, next to this marker); Tahoe City Begins, 1860 to 1895 (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Tourism, 1896 to 1926 (a few steps from this marker); Southern Pacific, 1926 to 1945 (a few steps from this marker); Post War, 1946 to 1955 (a few steps from this marker); Olympic Silver, 1956 to 1971 (a few steps from this marker); The Watson Cabin (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tahoe City.
 
Also see . . .  Scenic Photos of Lake Tahoe. Photos of Lake Tahoe and the area taken by Alexander Evans and Dale Boland - provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. (Submitted on August 17, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Top Photo:
Commons Bluff - NLTHS Photo
Left Center:
Tahoe City Shoreline - Keystone Collection
Right Center:
Obexer at outlet, 1920 - NLTHS, Lois Fascha Collection
Bottom Photo:
Commons Beach, 1970 - C.W. Vernon photo, L.V. Farr Collection
Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River Outlet at Tahoe City image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 14, 2010
4. Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River Outlet at Tahoe City
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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