Tahoe City in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lake Tahoe Outlet Works and Gatekeepers Cabin
Erected 1981 by North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Julia C. Bulette Chapter No. 1864, Snowshoe Thompson Chapter No. 1827 and Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691 – E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 797.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 9.997′ N, 120° 8.607′ W. Marker is in Tahoe City, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from West Lake Boulevard (State Highway 89) west of Highway 28, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duane Leroy Bliss (here, next to this marker); William B. Layton Park (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); Tahoe City's Constables (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Central Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Watson Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tahoe City.
Regarding Lake Tahoe Outlet Works and Gatekeepers Cabin. This site was designated as California Registered This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 797 on September 16, 1964
Statement of Significance:
Conflicting control of these gates, first built in 1870, resulted in the two-decade 'Tahoe Water War' between lakeshore owners and downstream Truckee River water users. The dispute was settled in 1910-11 when techniques for determining water content in snow, developed
Also see . . . The Lake Tahoe Water Wars. The Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum details the story behind the "water rights" fights that occurred over the use and control of the waters of Lake Tahoe. (Submitted on August 16, 2010.)
Categories. • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 6. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.