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South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lucky's Legacy

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
1. Lucky's Legacy Marker
Inscription. On this site, between 1880 and 1909, Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin created the elaborate Tallac Resort. The luxury complex featured a hotel, a casino, several cottages, a clubhouse, a boathouse, and three piers.

Wealthy society families from San Francisco and Virginia City retreated to Tallac to experience nature and relax. Much like visitors to Lake Tahoe today, they went horseback riding, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, or sun bathing during the day, and at night gambled and ate fabulous food.

Lucky's daughter Anita inherited the property. In the late 1920s, she had the structures removed due to environmental concerns.
 
Erected by USDA Forest Service.
 
Location. 38° 56.355′ N, 120° 2.865′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Heritage Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwin House & Tallac Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Anita Gibson & Dextra Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover the Tallac Historic Site (within
Lucky's Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
2. Lucky's Legacy Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Historic Tallac Resort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pope Estate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate (about 300 feet away); Supporting a Life of Ease (about 700 feet away); A Room with a View (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located along a walking trail within Tallac Historic Site.
 
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<i>Tallac House, Lake Tahoe, California</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, circa 1910
3. Tallac House, Lake Tahoe, California
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   3. submitted on January 22, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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