43.7 F
Tahoe City, CA
Monday, October 16, 2017

Bones of Contention | Donner Party Archeology

The winter of 2016-17 represents the 170th anniversary of the Donner Party incident, when 81 California-bound men, women and children were trapped at Donner...

Hike into History | Incline Flume Trail

The Incline Flume Trail is a real gem. For ease of access, lake and mountain views, minimal elevation change, historical relevance and overall great...

The Reno Wheelmen Bicycle Team

In the early 1850s, progressive leaders in the nascent women’s liberation movement discovered turkish dress or bloomers, which gave women a newfound freedom of...

Len Harris | Southern Pacific’s Heroic Detective

After a bold train robbery in 1870, when more than $41,000 was heisted from a Central Pacific express near Verdi, Nev., Central Pacific Railroad...

2016-17: Wettest Winter? Yes. Snowiest? Nope.

In the West, precipitation — rain combined with the water equivalent of melted snow — is measured in water years as opposed to calendar...

Mountain Meadows Massacre: Part II

America’s overland emigration trails in the 1840s and 1850s were rife with danger. Families moving to California or Oregon fell victim to disease, injury,...

Hike into History | Cascade Lake & Falls

Summer may be getting long in the tooth, but after the wettest winter of record some streams and waterfalls are still running strong. By...

Mountain Meadows Massacre, Part I

America’s overland emigration trails in the 1840s and 1850s were rife with danger. Families moving to California or Oregon fell victim to disease, injury,...

James Beckwourth: From slave to mountain man, Part II

Despite a reputation for extravagant storytelling, one thing seems certain: frontiersman James Pierson Beckwourth, an intrepid trapper, trader and explorer, was one of a...

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...

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Tahoe City, CA
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