Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"Steaming the day away on early Lake Tahoe"

"Steaming the day away on early Lake Tahoe: Echoes From the Past" by Gordon Richards, © Sierra Sun,Truckee, California, August 22, 2006. (News Article)

"The tourist industry at Lake Tahoe started with the completion of the Central Pacific Railroad over the Sierra in 1868. ... The railroad brought an easy way over the Sierra and from Truckee, wagon roads were quickly built to Lake Tahoe. The first Tahoe commercial vessel, the Iron Duke, sailed the lake from 1860 to 1870. Quickly, the early small sailing boats on Tahoe were replaced by the first crude steamboats. ... " [More]

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