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Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin
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Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin is an award-winning, nationally published author and professional speaker with seven books and more than 800 articles in print. A prolific writer, Mark has received the Nevada State Press award five times. He is a popular lecturer and experienced field trip leader who has lived at North Lake Tahoe since 1978. He teaches Sierra Nevada history using entertaining stories, slide shows and informative tours. He has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio and has appeared as an expert consultant on CNN, The History Channel and The Weather Channel, as well as many historical documentaries.

Adventures of James Beckwourth

James P. Beckwourth was a master teller of tall tales about his life and adventures. But when it comes to his exploits, even after...

Making movies in the Tahoe Sierra: Part II

More than 125 Hollywood movies have been filmed in the Lake Tahoe-Truckee region over the past 100 years. Starting in the early 20th Century,...

Expansive views from Donner Peak

The Donner Summit Historical Society calls it the most important historical square mile in California — and they’re probably right. Donner Pass is where...

Making movies in the Tahoe Sierra: Part I

Lake Tahoe sparkles in the sun 500 miles north of Hollywood. However, world-class movie making in the Truckee-Tahoe region goes back more than 100...

Eccentrics of Lake Tahoe: Part II

Since the 1860s, Lake Tahoe has attracted unique and unusual characters, independent thinkers and entrepreneurs. Some made a living by providing services for tourists...

Eccentrics of Lake Tahoe: Part I

Dating back to the 1860s, Lake Tahoe has attracted unique and unusual characters, independent thinkers and entrepreneurs. Like today, some made a living by...

Explore history of Cave Rock on East Shore hike

The jutting promontory of Cave Rock on U.S. Route 50 between Zephyr Cove and Glenbrook, Nev., is a signature geologic feature that you see...

Historic water pipeline to Virginia City, Part II

In the late 1860s, the boomtowns of Virginia City and Gold Hill in Nevada’s Comstock mining district were running out of water. To address...

Historic water pipeline to Virginia City

Nevada’s famed Comstock bonanza fizzled out in the 1880s, but during its heyday it spun off historic engineering marvels that still survive today. Brilliant...

Tahoe’s historic golf courses

  Renowned as a golfer’s paradise, the Tahoe Sierra is home to more than 30 beautiful courses that offer stunning views and challenging fairways, many...

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