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Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery. Established 1954. . 1. Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery . In the late 1940s, plans to create the Folsom Dam at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the American River meant many acres of land would b…
To all Veterans of All Wars
this monument is dedicated this
day 31 May 1999, to honor all the
courageous young men and women,
both living and deceased
who served in all wars and conflicts
and did their duty no matter where they
served to pr…
This memorial is dedicated to all from our community who gave their lives and have served our country from all branches of service. We thank you for your sacrifice and you can rest assured that we will support your families and friends. You have s…
Oldest Standing Structure at Lake Tahoe
In 1859, silver was discovered in Nevada and the road past Lake Tahoe became a busy highway for treasure seekers and for the goods they needed to survive. To keep roads in repair, stations were set up and t…
A Tahoe Original
In the 1930s a man named Pomeroy built this little cabin following authentic log cabin styles brought to this country from Sweden. It sat on Star Lake Avenue behind the fire station, only a few blocks from here.
The Gruener fa…
From the vista, you can observe Emerald Bay and learn about its rich and colorful past
Residents & Visitors
For thousands of years, Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay has drawn people to its shores. The Washoe Indians made their summer homes here, fis…
You're standing on the site of the Tallac Resort and Casino, a turn of the century Tahoe destination promoted as "The Grandest Resort in the World." The Resort filled more than 40 acres and offered all the amenities a guest could want.
Before roads were built in the Tahoe area in the 1920s, sailing on a steamer was the only way for visitors to reach the resorts lining the south shore. The Tod Goodwin outdid all the other steamers in size and speed. It could carry 150 passengers …
Possibly two of the oldest structures on the site, these log cabins were probably moved from the nearby Tallac Resort to save them from destruction when the Resort was torn down.
In 1915, Dextra and her mother Anita spent time at the lake, livi…
When Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin died in 1909, he left his real estate holdings in the Tahoe Basin to his daughter, Anita Baldwin. A few years later, Anita gave her daughter Dextra McGonagle this six-acre lot on the shore of Lake Tahoe.