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In the Past

Tahoe/Truckee’s history

Vintage Squaw Valley Posters See the Light of Day

You can own a piece of Olympic Valley history - an original 1950 Squaw Valley poster advertising summer rides on the ski resort’s only lift was ditched after Alex Cushing hated it. It’s now for sale.

Bizarre Places and Big Impacts: Anthony Bourdain at Lake Tahoe

Thirteen years ago, renowned celebrity chef and world food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain, who passed away in 2018, came to Tahoe to perform at South Lake’s food and wine festival.

An Oral Accounting of Tahoe’s Past

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will soon have multiple oral history interviews on its website that will take people back to Tahoe’s early days.

A Time Capsule in Search of A New Home

A time capsule buried in Tahoe City in 2002 was dug up prematurely a few years ago due to road construction and is in search of a new resting place.

Putting in Paradise

Miniature golf has a long history of providing entertainment for families, going back to the 1950s in Tahoe.

Flying the Sierra Mail

The old beacons and concrete arrows that used to help direct the route for airmail pilots can still be found if you know where to look.

Back to School

A tour of the remodeled Tahoe Lake Elementary takes Tim Hauserman on a trip down memory lane.

It’s in the Vegetables

In the Past author David Fenimore shares tales of the early days of We the People natural food co-op, which nourished North Shore and Truckee residents in the 1970s, keeping them both healthy and whimsical.

The Tale of the Grosh Brothers: Why History Gets Things Wrong

A group of endurance runners and amateur historians retrace the steps of the Grosh brothers during the Comstock Lode to discover that history doesn’t always get things right.

Acts of Grace

Ken and Terry Yagura, having spent four-plus decades in North Tahoe and dedicated countless hours to important volunteer community projects, including Arts for the Schools and the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, detail the changes in their lives that Japanese internment camps made during World War II.