Dancing for Snow

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Did the Great Basin tribes actually dance in hopes it would snow, or has the tradition been romanticized by ski resorts and ski bums alike?

A Frog’s Life

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The California red-legged frog, endemic to California, has faced many adversities in its storied history, from being gobbled up by gold miners to being hunted by bullfrogs.

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.

Haunted Past of Truckee’s Riverside Drive

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A look at some of the sprits that haunted Truckee's Riverside Drive's past.

A Surveying Scandal in the Sierra

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A survey scandal from the 1800s impacts White Wolf owner Troy Caldwell as he tries to establish exact boundary lines for the Squaw-Alpine gondola connect.

California’s Best Whip

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A look at the life of Charley Parkhurst, a famous Calfiornia stagecoach driver who lived as a cross dresser.
 

Squaw’s Endurance Running Roots

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Although endurance competitions are gaining popularity around the world, Squaw Valley is home to one of the oldest trail running events, the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run.

Tahoe’s Famed Fanny Bridge

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The two-lane traffic bridge in Tahoe City is a historic Tahoe landmark.

Gamblin’ on the History of a Beach Town

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It is rumored that Kings Beach was given its name in 1925 when card shark Joe King won the land after an all-night poker game.

Truckee’s Bootlegging Past

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After the logging and ice haresting of the late 1800s, Truckee became known for something a little more nefarious - bootlegging.