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Tahoe City, CA
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Madness at Meadow Lake

Gold fever was running hot among Sierra prospectors during the summer of 1863, and mining rushes swept the region. News of big gold strikes...

1863: Truckee is born

Commercial Row Truckee, circa 1869  |  Courtesy Truckee Donner Historical Society This summer, the town of Truckee is celebrating its founding 150 years ago. In 1863,...

Camels: A Desert Military Experiment

The crazy idea of importing camels to the United States got its start back in 1836 during the Second Seminole War, when Army quartermaster...

Death knell for Tom Bell

In the early 1850s, a former medical doctor and his gang of rough and ready road agents terrorized travelers in the Gold Rush camps...

Memorial Day Flash Flood, Part II

Nature is capricious and chaotic. Remote and random events sometimes combine to produce cataclysmic forces of destruction. Tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, avalanches and floods exact...

1983 Memorial Day Flash Flood, Part I

It’s been 30 years since the big winter of 1983 triggered a massive landslide on Slide Mountain near Carson City, a cataclysmic event that...

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Train Adventure

Author Robert Louis Stevenson fell in love with Fanny Osbourne, a married California woman nine years older than he. In 1879, Fanny sent the...

Whisky is for Drinking: Water is for Fighting Over

With most resorts now closed for the season, it’s a good time to look back at the highly unusual 2013 winter. December started off...

Worst Winter of All, Part II

Worst Winter of All, Part II By Mark McLaughlin No doubt about it, winter 2012 is off to a monumentally slow start. Virtually no snow...

Earth Day: Tahoe’s Environmental Challenges

April is here and that means that Earth Day 2013 will soon inspire us to reflect on the health of our planet. Although Earth...


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