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In the Past

Tahoe/Truckee’s history

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.

Happy Sesquicentennial!

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It’s easy take the transcontinental railroad for granted as it doesn’t overtly affect our daily lives, but in truth, the transcontinental railroad is responsible for shaping the North Tahoe/Truckee/Donner Summit area you see today.

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.

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.

When Worldwide Church of God invaded North Lake Tahoe!

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The week-long Church of God gathering would bring 10,000 church members to Squaw Valley every fall, bolstering the fall economy, but the church turned out to be controversial.