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Historical Markers in Tahoe City, California

 
Clickable Map of Placer County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Placer County, CA (207) El Dorado County, CA (181) Nevada County, CA (218) Sacramento County, CA (328) Sutter County, CA (10) Yuba County, CA (46) Carson City, NV (50) Douglas County, NV (87) Washoe County, NV (90)  PlacerCounty(207) Placer County (207)  ElDoradoCounty(181) El Dorado County (181)  NevadaCounty(218) Nevada County (218)  SacramentoCounty(328) Sacramento County (328)  SutterCounty(10) Sutter County (10)  YubaCounty(46) Yuba County (46)  (50) Carson City (50)  DouglasCounty(87) Douglas County (87)  WashoeCounty(90) Washoe County (90)
Auburn is the county seat for Placer County
Tahoe City is in Placer County
      Placer County (207)  
ADJACENT TO PLACER COUNTY
      El Dorado County (181)  
      Nevada County (218)  
      Sacramento County (328)  
      Sutter County (10)  
      Yuba County (46)  
      Carson City, Nevada (50)  
      Douglas County, Nevada (87)  
      Washoe County, Nevada (90)  
 
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1California (Placer County), Tahoe City — A Safe Harbor
Business and tourists Outlet point is the location where the waters of Lake Tahoe find their only release from the lake basin along the Lower Truckee River at Tahoe City The sheltered inlet of the Truckee River mouth provided safe harbor . . . Map (db m34932) HM
2California (Placer County), Tahoe City — A Tradition of BasketmakingArt For the Market
Basketmaking is a tradition of the Washoe people of the Breat Basin that dates back thousands of years. Different types of baskets were made for holding water and cooking, winnowing seeds and nuts, collecting and storing food, catching fish and . . . Map (db m112968) HM
3California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Conflict Over Water
Controlling the flow of water through Lake Tahoe's Truckee River outlet The Donner Lumber and Boom Company built the first dam across the Truckee River outlet in Tahoe City in 1872. Water released through the dam controlled the flow of . . . Map (db m112966) HM
4California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Development & Conflict
In the 1890s, the decline in silver mining on the Comstock in Nevada reduced the demand for lumber from the Lake Tahoe basin. Local businessman Duane L. Bliss, owner of Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, recognized a new business . . . Map (db m112973) HM
5California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Duane Leroy Bliss1833 – 1907
Timber baron and transportation mogul, D.L. Bliss – a one time Nevada banker – was best known for the railroads and steamships that he introduced to the Lake Tahoe Basin. He organized the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Co. in 1871 and . . . Map (db m34505) HM
6California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Early Tahoe City
Tahoe City of the 1860s was a very different place than today. The first businesses include hay production, logging and fishing for native Lahontan cutthroat trout. Comstock Lode silver mining created short-lived boomtowns like Knoxville, . . . Map (db m34521) HM
7California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Grand Central Hotel
Called the finest establishment between San Francisco and Virginia City, this elegant three and a half story resort signified the start of North Tahoe's tourist industry. Terminal for the Tahoe-Truckee Flyer Stage Line And host To the lake's . . . Map (db m100218) HM
8California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Lake TahoeTahoe Summer Home
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 . . . Map (db m112969) HM
9California (Placer County), Tahoe City — 797 — Lake Tahoe Outlet Works and Gatekeepers Cabin
The first outlet works were constructed in 1870 by Colonel A.W. Von Schmidt. The stone and timber crib structure soon passed to the Donner Lumber & Boom Co. who continued to regulate, for a fee, the water flow for floatation of logs and, later, . . . Map (db m143497) HM
10California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Olympic Silver, 1956 to 1971The Olympics Are Coming!
News that the 1960 Winter Olympics were coming to tiny Squaw Valley and to Lake Tahoe’s West Shore marked a milestone in Tahoe City development. All at once Lake Tahoe became known world-wide. Many new facilities were built for the Olympics, with . . . Map (db m37441) HM
11California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Pioneer Tourism, 1896 to 1926Tourists Come to Lake Tahoe
Think about the people who made Tahoe City what it is today. They were frontiersman and adventurers, hunters and fishermen, lumberjacks and miners, school teachers, newspapermen, and ladies of the night. They ranged from Washoe Indians, who called . . . Map (db m34899) HM
12California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Placer County Emigrant Road
The Placer County Emigrant Road, known today as the Western States Trail, extended from Yankee Jim's on the Foresthill Divide to the Washoe Valley in Nevada. Built in 1852, the road served emigrants before providing a link to the Comstock boom towns . . . Map (db m143761) HM
13California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Post War, 1946 to 1955Peacetime Changes Tahoe City
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 . . . Map (db m34908) HM
14California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Roads and Bridges
Trails become roads around Lake Tahoe Early travel in the Lake Tahoe basin was along Washoe Indian trails and later along American immigrant trails blazed in the 1840s over the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain passes. The first roads in the . . . Map (db m112967) HM
15California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Southern Pacific, 1926 to 1945Visions for a Two-Season Resort
In 1925, the Southern Pacific Railroad bought Tahoe Tavern and the railroad from Duane L. Bliss. They changed the narrow-gauge railroad to standard tracks and attempted to clear them of snow during the winter. Their vision was to turn Tahoe City . . . Map (db m34905) HM
16California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Tahoe City
The turn of the last century brought sweeping change to Tahoe City. Previously, only wealthy families could afford to travel to Lake Tahoe for an extended summer vacation. By the 1920s middle class families could afford to travel in their . . . Map (db m34522) HM
17California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Tahoe City Begins, 1860 to 1895A Town of 25 Takes Shape
Most folks traveling to Tahoe City in the 1800s arrived by stagecoach from Truckee. By 1868, 25 people called Tahoe City home. Some harvested hay on what is now Tahoe City’s Golf Course, some worked as fishermen on Lake Tahoe. Others found . . . Map (db m34864) HM
18California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Tahoe City’s “Big Tree”
For over 125 years a grand pine tree known as the “Big Tree” stood in the centerline of Highway 28 in the heart of Tahoe City. In 1940 the Federated Women’s Club literally joined hands around the tree when the California Division . . . Map (db m34524) HM
19California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Tahoe City's Constables
In 1901 Tahoe City needed a constable. There was an influx of workers and summer visitors expected with the completion of a 15-mile railroad line from Truckee and the opening of the 400-room hotel, The Tahoe Tavern. Robert Montgomery Watson, an . . . Map (db m55503) HM
20California (Placer County), Tahoe City — The Gatekeeper’s Cabin and Museum
[First Marker – Located on the left:] The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society (NLTHS) operates and maintains the Gatekeeper’s Museum, The Marion Steinback Indian Basket Museum, the Watson Cabin Living Museum (located above Commons . . . Map (db m34922) HM
21California (Placer County), Tahoe City — The Plentiful Lake
Just as you may have come to fish these waters today, so have native people for thousands of years. Natives of the Tahoe Sierra fished the waters from Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake for food. Depending on the season, they pulled . . . Map (db m112970) HM
22California (Placer County), Tahoe City — The Sacred Lake
Lake Tahoe is sacred to the Wa-she-shu or Washoe people. Each spring family groups gathered at Da-ow-‘ah-ga or Lake Tahoe’s shore and offered blessings. Countless generations of children were taught by each family’s leader that their . . . Map (db m35432) HM
23California (Placer County), Tahoe City — The Watson Cabin
Positioned on a bluff over looking Tahoe City’s Common Beach is the historic Watson’s Log Cabin. The cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest log structure remaining in the North Lake Tahoe area. The two-story . . . Map (db m34836) HM
24California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Trains and Tourists
In the years before automobiles and paved highways, local businessman D. L. Bliss needed a way to bring people to his new Tahoe Tavern hotel. He formed the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company to build and operate a railroad connection . . . Map (db m112972) HM
25California (Placer County), Tahoe City — 797 — William B. Layton Park
This park was named for and dedicated to the memory of William B. Layton by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society. North Lake Tahoe will miss the unselfish way the Bill worked for the community. Past General Manager of the Tahoe City Public . . . Map (db m143487) HM
 
 
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Aug. 10, 2022