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Tahoe/Truckee’s history

A Time Capsule in Search of A New Home

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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

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

Flying the Sierra Mail

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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

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

It’s in the Vegetables

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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

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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

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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.

Design and Community Thrive at Olympic Valley’s ‘Potato Chip’ Chapel

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In this month’s In The Past, Michael Kennedy explains why the historic Olympic Valley Chapel sports its peculiar “potato chip” design.

Gone and Almost Forgotten: The Other Alpine Meadows Ski Area

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Long before there were Palisades Tahoe and the Base-to-Base Gondola, Alpine Meadows was known for a small ski area at the entrance to the valley.

Once Upon a Ski Lift

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In 1960, a group skiing the Tahoe “big leagues” for the first time experience a daring rescue. This decades-old story was given new life when shared at a Thanksgiving dinner.