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

Riding into the Winner's Circle

Equestrians at the Tevis/Pope Estate

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
1. Riding into the Winner's Circle Marker
Inscription. Horseback riding was a focus of the Tahoe summer experience. William Tevis Jr. was an ardent lover of horses. He became an internationally known, prize-winning polo player and horseman, and spent many hours riding and "bronco-busting" in rodeos and tournaments.

Riding skill ran in the Pope family, as well. In his youth, George Pope, Jr. was a well-known rider and highly acclaimed polo player, "...with steel nerves and a penchant for high jinks."

The Tevis family was especially fond of endurance racing. In the early 1920s, William Tevis, Jr. retraced a western leg of the Pony Express Rider Trail.

Nearly 100 years later, the Tevis family is still part of the equestrian world. Each year, the Tevis Cup goes to the winner of an equestrian endurance race from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California.
 
Erected by USDA Forest Service.
 
Location. 38° 56.31′ N, 120° 2.65′ 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. "The Only Way to See Lake Tahoe" (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
2. Riding into the Winner's Circle Marker
A Room with a View (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Supporting a Life of Ease (about 300 feet away); A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate (about 700 feet away); The Pope Estate (about 800 feet away); Anita Gibson & Dextra Cabins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin House & Tallac Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to the Historic Tallac Resort (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 within the Tallac Historic Site.
 
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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 61 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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