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Tahoe/Truckee’s history

Back to School

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

A Local Journey Through Women’s Politics

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The progress made, shortcomings to still overcome, and perseverance women today still celebrate for the 100th anniversary of their right to vote.

The Hardest Working Man in the Ski Lift Business

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Hans Burkhart had the skills and determination to make Squaw Valley Ski Resort (now Palisades Tahoe) founder Alex Cushing’s dream of a great ski area a reality in concrete and steel. Burkhart talks about his life and projects in an autobiography to be published this fall.

Braving the Fire

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The 1960 Donner Ridge Fire is known as one of the most destructive local fires in modern history, but original letters recently obtained by the Truckee Donner Historical Society outline the devastation felt by survivors.

Jibboom Street’s Seedy Past

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Marianne Porter’s interview with Dean Schaecher and Christa Finn from The Pour House (see article here) is a reminder of just how far one...

Welcome to ‘Donnerwood’

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Truckee was a vital filming site for early silent films and the first of the “talkies” in the early 1900s, posing as places like Siberia or Alaska. Charlie Chaplin and other major film stars of the era took advantage of the Sierra Nevada snowfall and Truckee amenities, even using locals as extras and filming in remote areas such as Donner Pass.

Seasoned Bricks

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Truckee’s Capitol Building has a colorful Wild West history.

A Shooting Star in the Sierra

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Air Force Lt. David Steeves was in the prime of his life when he was accused of being a communist during the age of 1950s McCarthyism. He died at 31, never seeing the day when his name was cleared.

A Pioneer on Two Wheels

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By BILL OUDEGEEST | Moonshine Ink Thomas Stevens had never ridden a bicycle when in 1884 he decided it would be a good idea to...

Spooked-Out Storytellers

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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.