Bacchi’s: 90 Years of Memories Served

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The once-famous Bacchi’s Inn, Tahoe City’s traditional Italian food landmark, closes after 90 years.

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.
 

The Infamous “Spring Chicken” of Truckee

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A colorful character from Truckee’s downtown scene during the 1870s was not a man, but a woman who racked up quite a laundry list of exploits.

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.

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.
 

Shirley of the Canyon

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Local resident Trevor Kekke discovers just how far his family name reaches when he realizes that Palisades Tahoe’s Shirley Canyon is named for his great aunt.

The Great Plague of 1918 Hit Truckee Like a Runaway Train

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Masks, social distancing, overtaxed medical resources … we’re not talking about THIS pandemic, but the Spanish Influenza of 1918, which hit Truckee hard and necessitated some of the same measures we now have in place.

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 History of Boca Brewery

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No history of Tahoe is perhaps more curious than that of Boca, a town of 2,500 near the modern-day Boca Dam that once boasted...

The Fortress in the Forest

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The incredible story of Lt. Leo Walker’s quick thinking, selfless action, and a historic bail out over the Sierra Nevada.