South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The island inspired other names, such as Dead Manís and Hermitís Island after Captain Dick Barter. As the sole caretaker of a nearby resort, Barter lived at Emerald Bay and died in one of the lakeís winter storms. Also called, Baronoffi Island and Emerald Isle, the islandís current name, Fannette, is thought to be a mis-interpretation of the islandís original name Coquette.
Location. 38° 56.792′ N, 120° 5.905′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Emerald Bay Road (State Highway Click for map. Marker is located at the Inspiration Point Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hermit of Emerald Bay (here, next to this marker); Tahoe By Car (here, next to this marker); Vikingsholm – A Scandinavian Castle (here, next to this marker); Da ow a ga – Lake Tahoe (here, next to this marker); Discover the Tallac Historic Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Baldwin House & Tallac Museum (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Pope Estate (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pine Lodge-Erhman Mansion (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
Also see . . . Fannette Island. California State Parks information on Fannette Island.
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