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Tahoe City, CA
Friday, October 20, 2017

Birth of winter sports in Tahoe

By Mark McLaughlin · A ski jumper uncorks one at Tahoe City’s Olympic Hill, circa 1932 | Courtesy North Lake Tahoe Historical Society·  Winter sports have...

Winter Survival in the West, Part II

Story by Mark McLaughlin  ·   Search and rescue headlines usually focus on skiers and snowboarders who venture outside resort boundaries and lose their way....

Moses Schallenberger | A winter alone at Donner Lake, Part I

Visitors to Donner Lake hear all about the historic Donner Party tragedy that occurred there in the winter of 1846-47. Unfortunately, few learn the...

Sugar Bowl celebrates 75 years: Part I

  Sugar Bowl Ski Resort recently celebrated  its 75th anniversary of opening on Dec. 15, 1939. Known as the Grand Dame of California resorts, it...

Lucky Baldwin: A Tahoe entrepreneur, Part II

Tallac Hotel and old growth trees. | Mark McLaughlin Lucky Baldwin made a lot of money investing in Nevada silver mines, but his 1880 purchase...

1862: California’s most devastating winter

There’s been a lot of talk about weather records being broken this winter, but it was only January’s epic snowfall totals that have made...

Murder of Det. Len Harris, Part II

By Mark McLaughlin ·    On May 15, 1894, veteran Southern Pacific Det. Len Harris was shot and killed by Anthony Azoff, an unemployed sign painter...

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...

Mark Twain & his Tahoe adventures, Part I

Historic anniversaries abound this year. Both the Truckee and Tahoe City communities are celebrating sesquicentennial birthdays from 1863 and the Tahoe Dam was completed...

Rock art · Petroglyphs of Donner Summit

If you drive up Old Highway 40 about 2.5 miles from the west end of Donner Lake, there is a pull-off on the left...


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