Chinese Laborers Built Sierra Railroad

Today the community of Truckee is a recreational paradise that’s complemented by a downtown of boutique retail stores and a sophisticated dining scene, but...

May “Queenie” Dunn: Tahoe Golf Pioneer: Part II

It’s been 100 years since the opening of the Tahoe City Golf Course, making it one of the oldest, continuously operating public courses in...

May “Queenie” Dunn, Tahoe Golf Pioneer: Part I

May “Queenie” Dunn-Webb was already a rock star in the world of golf when she was hired in 1917 by Charles Bliss, managing owner...

Sam Brown | Sierra Bad Man

Like most villains, Sam Brown was a coward. Brown liked to kill, but only when he was empowered by alcohol and his victim was...

In search of arborglyphs

From the late 19th to mid-20th Centuries, herds of sheep roamed the High Sierra meadows, managed by sheepherders; most of them were Basque immigrants....

Jewish life in the Gold Rush

In 1848, news that gold had been discovered in California spread quickly around the world. Tens of thousands of people answered the siren call...

New collection on crossing Donner Summit

Bill Oudegeest has released “Extraordinary Crossings: Stories of Crossing Donner Summit,” a collection of stories, pictures, quotes and tales of the human spirit of...

150th anniversary of Truckee’s first passenger train

The Sierra State Parks Foundation hosts a talk by Jerry Blackwill of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society on June 16 from 5 to 6:30...

100 years of Tahoe City Golf Course

Tahoe City Golf Course, the oldest course at Lake Tahoe, celebrates its centennial anniversary during the 2018 season with celebrations on June 8 and 9. Designed...

Donner Emigrant Monument: A Bittersweet Success

California State Parks will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the impressive emigrant monument at Donner Memorial State Park on June 9, complete with a...