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July 23, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Dog days with a canine forensics expert

Kayle is an 11-year-old who searches for human remains using her nose. This trained border collie and her owner, John Grebenkemper, have helped add clarity to what is known about famous Donner Party’s campsites. Reporting and broadcasting by Alex Hoeft.

Truckee Springs Eternal

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From Washoe Tribe stomping grounds to industrialization to an ice palace — Truckee Springs has seen it all and looks forward to a happily-ever-after ending.

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.

Horsing Around Downtown

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The most common pack animal that can be seen in downtown Truckee these days is an automobile, but in 1907, before these noisy beasts took over, helpful horses used to “break the plaza,” aka compact the snow to enable people to travel on skis and sleds.

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