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History

Gold! The cry went up from Sutter’s Mill and brought tens of thousands stampeding into California from the four corners of the world. These ’49ers established hundreds of instant mining towns along the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Many of these historic and picturesque towns still exist, linked by California Highway 49, The Gold Rush Trail. Many retain their early architecture and charm, living reminders of the rich history of the Mother Lode. You can still discover historic hotels and 19th century saloons, stagecoach rides and places to pan for gold and keep the nuggets.

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All History in South Lake Tahoe

  • Lake Tahoe Museum

    In 1968, .a group of volunteers gathered artifacts and started a small museum in the city of South Lake Tahoe, In 1983, the museum moved from our Log Cabin into the former county library that was remodeled in 2009, giving it a fresh, new museum experience. The museum is operated Read more [...]

  • Tallac Historic Site

    The Tallac Historic Site is comprised of the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate, and Valhalla. The information here is specific to the Pope and Baldwin Estates. The entire site is open daily during the summer months. Parking is free and there is plenty to see by walking around the Site. Stroll Read more [...]