Lake Tahoe's West Shore

Lake Tahoe's West Shore

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First sighted by John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss in 1844, the qLake of the Skyq beckons to pioneers and adventurers today as it has through history. Author Mark Twain, popular lecturer George Wharton James, industrialist Duane Bliss, and film star Elizabeth Taylor all found inspiration in its secluded sylvan beaches. Washoe tribal members held DAi'o' a ga (qEdge of the Lakeq) as their paradise until lumber demands for the Comstock Lode all but stripped the dense forests. Gradually, lakefront property became private retreats and hostelries catering to tourists happily arriving from around the world for winter skiing, summer boating, and holidays.All these could have been created from a visit to Lake Tahoea#39;s West Shore. This shore of ... Mark Twain advised, a€œTo breathe the air the angels breathe, go to Tahoe. ... The popular bumper sticker proclaims, a€œWest Shore is the best shore!

Title:Lake Tahoe's West Shore
Author:Carol A. Jensen
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2012


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