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

Post War, 1946 to 1955

Peacetime Changes Tahoe City

 
 
Post War, 1946 to 1955 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 16, 2010
1. Post War, 1946 to 1955 Marker
Inscription. A peacetime boom came to Tahoe City. New businesses flourished. Life was changing in ways unimaginable. From the old Tahoe Tavern Winter Sports Grounds, a retired Norwegian sea captain, Kjell “Rusty” Rustad, created a small family-style ski area, Granlibakken, which exists to this day. Squaw Valley began as a ski resort in 1949 with the formation of the Squaw Valley Development Company. This re-set the stage for Tahoe to be a winter destination.

Prior to this era, you had to travel a long way to buy a new refrigerator or clothes washer. That changed when Basil Kehoe transformed Atherton’s Store into an appliance business. New restaurants and lodging sprang up. Tahoe Lake School was remodeled and enlarged. Life indeed was changing in Tahoe City.

Notable People
Andrew “Red” Anderson – Proprietor of Village Store • Geri (Bean) Lawson – First grade teacher for three generations • Donald and Margit Del Carlo – Owners of the Swedish Farmhouse restaurant • Harold R. “Stinky” Farr – First in-the-field employee of Tahoe City Public Utility District • A.M. “Joe” Henry – First fire chief and owner of Tahoe City Garage • Marie Henry – State Ski Champion (1934) and Red Cross organizer • Basil Kehoe – Proprietor of Kehoe’s Market
Post War, 1946 to 1955 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 16, 2010
2. Post War, 1946 to 1955 Marker
and Appliance, formerly Atherton’s General Merchandise • Fred Kilner – Realtor and developer • Kjell “Rusty” Rustad – Founded Granlibakken, first Tahoe ski resort
 
Erected 2008 by Rotory Club of Tahoe City.
 
Location. 39° 10.292′ N, 120° 8.4′ W. Marker is in Tahoe City, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from North Lake Boulevard (State Highway 26), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at Heritage Plaza next to the Watson Cabin Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 560 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City CA 96145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tahoe City Begins, 1860 to 1895 (here, next to this marker); Pioneer Tourism, 1896 to 1926 (here, next to this marker); Southern Pacific, 1926 to 1945 (here, next to this marker); Olympic Silver, 1956 to 1971 (here, next to this marker); Early Tahoe City (a few steps from this marker); Tahoe City (a few steps from this marker); Tahoe City’s “Big Tree” (a few steps from this marker); The Watson Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tahoe City.
 
Also see . . .  History of Granlibakken Resort.
Heritage Plaza - Location of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 16, 2010
3. Heritage Plaza - Location of the Marker
The story of skiing at Granlibakken, which in Norwegian means "a hillside sheltered by fir trees". (Submitted on August 26, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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