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

Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Summer Home

 
 
Lake Tahoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 12, 2016
1. Lake Tahoe Marker
Inscription. Native people first lived along Lake Tahoe's shoreline over 9,000 years ago when retreating glaciers blocked most corridors to the lake.

Lake Tahoe came to be the center of traditional Washoe life. Their legends describe every aspect of the landscape.

During the spring and summer all the Washoe people gathered around Lake Tahoe's shore. When families arrived they held blessing ceremonies, renewing their spirit in this sacred place.

This was a time to hunt, fish, and gather plants for food, medicine, clothing and tools, and to prepare for the winter ahead. It was also a time to play games and socialize with other Washoe families.
 
Erected by North Lake Tahoe Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 9.999′ N, 120° 8.633′ W. Marker is in Tahoe City, California, in Placer County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tahoe City CA 96145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tradition of Basketmaking (here, next to this marker); The Plentiful Lake (here, next to this marker); The Gatekeeper’s Cabin and Museum (here, next to this marker); A Safe Harbor
Lake Tahoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 12, 2016
2. Lake Tahoe Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Sacred Lake (a few steps from this marker); Conflict Over Water (within shouting distance of this marker); William B. Layton Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake Tahoe Outlet Works and Gatekeepers Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tahoe City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located within the William B. Layton State Park.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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