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Monday, May 25, 2020

California Bound: The Grigsby-Ide Party, Part I

After so many books, articles, movies and documentaries about the Donner Party, it seems safe to say that many, if not most, of the...

Nevada Rolls the Dice, Part II

When Congress repealed Prohibition in 1933, it was yesterday’s news in Reno, Nev. Because of Nevada’s prior legalization of wide-open gambling in 1931, along...

Truckee Walking Tour | Historic roots on High Street

Truckee has an amazing history and with the right set of facts and intriguing stories, this railroad-logging town can come alive. As in most...

Nevada Rolls the Dice, Part I

The Gold Rush opened the American West to multitudes of young, reckless men flocking to California, later followed by the draw of Nevada mining...

The California-Nevada Border War

After the United States victory in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), both countries signed a treaty giving the U.S. nearly half of Mexico’s original sovereign...

Vigilante Hanging in Reno

In the second half of the 19th Century, vigilante activism was common throughout the West. During the 1850s, businessmen in San Francisco organized vigilance...

Vikingsholm Celebrates 90 Years

Lora Josephine Knight’s legacy is enshrined in the magnificent Vikingsholm that she built 90 years ago in Emerald Bay. In 1928, the she purchased...

Shall I Pour?

Tahoe Heritage Foundation offers Tea and Scones at Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe on Aug. 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Experience...

Lake Tahoe Water Wars, Part III

Known worldwide for its stunning beauty, Lake Tahoe has also been coveted for its clean, precious water. For decades California-based entrepreneurs had gazed longingly...

Lake Tahoe Water Wars, Part II

Litigation over water rights in western Nevada began as early as 1864 on the Carson River and just a bit later the Truckee River...