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In the Past

In the Past provides the rarely told stories of Tahoe/Truckee’s history. We avoid the classic Donner Party tales and other stories that everyone has heard a dozen times unless we are sharing a new, previously unheard-of angle on the topic. Stories can run a vast range of history, from pre-settlement to a decade ago.

Why Lake Tahoe Never Became a National Park

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Why Lake Tahoe never became a National Park

A Fine Line

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The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has had to strike a fine balance between conservationists and private landowners throughout its five decades working to preserve the integrity of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Rocking Stone and the Crystal Palace

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

Chicken Business

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Truckee was once home to a large chicken ranch

50 Years as a Tahoe Ski Bum

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Ever wonder what has changed over the last 50 years in Tahoe? Dick Tash has seen it all … or at least a lot of it.

The Squaw Valley Stables

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Looking back to a more peaceful time.

A Tale of the River Streets

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Eugene Gini, 89, has lived in Truckee all his life. Owner of the riverside Moonshine office, he shares stories from over the decades including unplowed roads and segregated neighborhoods.

The Timeless Headliners of the Kings Beach Bowl

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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.
 

Lake Tahoe’s Building Boom in the Roaring Twenties

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Lake Tahoe was targeted for a national park in the 1910s, but with the wealth of the Roaring Twenties, rampant development moved in and gave rise to three private estates that now function as attractions in of themselves.

Ursus Horribilis

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The California grizzly, once known as Ursus Horrilibus or terrible bear, numbered around 10,000 in population before the 19th century Gold Rush.