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In the Past

Tahoe/Truckee’s history

Sixty Years of Service

Would you trudge through feet of snow or work 10-plus-hour days to reach your patients in the dead of winter? Learn how TTMG physicians and nurses coped in the early days of Squaw medicine.

KNOT Radio: A Not-Radio Radio Station

Back in the time of awesome rock ’n’ roll – now called Classic Vinyl – a radio DJ on Tahoe’s West Shore celebrated the era in a one-man show that only the hip folk cottoned onto.

Spooked-Out Storytellers

The restless spirits of Truckee/Tahoe are known to make their presence felt. For folks that have seen something, it isn’t just a bunch of hocus pocus.

Villains of the Past

Since its early days, Truckee has had a colorful history of noble lawmen and ruthless criminals — here are some of the most infamous.

The Incredible History of the Cal-Neva Lodge on Lake Tahoe


The Cal-Neva tales about Frank Sinatra, the Mafia, secret tunnels, JFK, and Marilyn Monroe might sound like legend, but many are true. Curious where the tall tales meet the facts?

Dogs on the Hunt

Those trained through the Institute for Canine Forensics can detect human remains up to 3,000 years old.

The Timeless Headliners of the Kings Beach Bowl


In the summers of 1967-1968 Lake Tahoe benefited from San Francisco’s blossoming psychedelic music scene as name acts like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Buffalo Springfield played at a converted bowling alley we now know as the North Tahoe Event Center.

The Rocking Stone and the Crystal Palace

Perhaps no piece of Truckee history spans such a wide range of the past as Truckee’s Rocking Stone — a curiously balanced boulder left...

Pre-Colonization Peoples

The Truckee/North Tahoe region is rich in Native American history.

The Squaw Valley Stables


Looking back to a more peaceful time.