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Friday, June 5, 2020

Sarah Winnemucca: Princess Activist, Part II

Sarah Winnemucca was the daughter and granddaughter of two well-respected Paiute Indian chiefs – Winnemucca and Truckee, respectively. She grew up with an intimate...

Sarah Winnemucca: Paiute Princess, Part I

The legacy of Princess Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891) and the Paiute Indians is a poignant tale of a people caught in the turbulence of a...

Mark Twain’s Nevada adventures, Part II

Editor’s Note: To read Part I of “Mark Twain’s Nevada adventures,” visit TheTahoeWeekly.com. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) arrived in Carson City, Nevada Territory, on Aug....

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...

Tahoe City celebrates 150th | History of Tahoe City

Steamer “Tahoe” meeting the Lake Tahoe Railway at the Tahoe City pier to whisk passengers to their final destinations around Big Blue.  · Tahoe City...

Lake Tahoe’s place in history

For generations, Lake Tahoe has inspired untold numbers of people fortunate enough to view its pristine waters and forest-cloaked mountains. For countless summers, American Indians...

Tahoe City: Law & Order, Part II

Tahoe City managed to avoid the rough and tumble street fighting, bar brawling and violent vigilantism that marred Truckee’s reputation in the late 19th Century....

Tahoe City: Law & Order, Part I

Robert “Bob” Montgomery Watson, an important and influential early resident at North Lake Tahoe, was appointed Tahoe City’s first Constable in 1906 at the...

First Boats on Big Blue

This weekend, Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay is hosting the Concours d’Elegance wooden boat show, a gathering of some of the world’s most...

Duane L. Bliss: An Unusual Tahoe Visionary, Part III

In the 19th century, Duane Leroy Bliss made a fortune as a timber baron, whose industry destroyed much of Lake Tahoe’s old growth forest....