Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
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
Duane Leroy Bliss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 14, 2010
2. Duane Leroy Bliss Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
Highway 89) west of State Highway 28. Marker is mounted at the base of the flagpole at the Gatekeeper’s Log Cabin Museum – William B. Layton Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City CA 96145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 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 Plentiful Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake Tahoe (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tradition of Basketmaking (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tahoe City.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=34505

Paid Advertisement
May. 7, 2021