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Journey on the Roaring Road: Highway 50’s historic legacy

Modern Highway 50 that runs through South Lake Tahoe closely follows the original Carson Trail over Echo Summit, a route that was so congested...

History comes to life at Thunderbird

The historic Thunderbird Lodge is a wonderful glimpse into the luxurious side of Lake Tahoe’s history. Today, the lodge is a popular site for...

Danger of winter floods

After four consecutive winters with less than average precipitation — especially 2014-15, the least snowy of record — it’s nice to see the Tahoe...

Lake Tahoe: Drought to flood, Part II

  By Mark McLaughlin ·  The heavy winter of 1996 pumped Big Blue to its maximum legal limit of 6,229.10’. | Courtesy Mark McLaughlin ·  The second...

June 1969: Rare Summer Flood on Truckee River

It may not seem like it during our region’s current drought, but the Truckee River is one of the most volatile waterways in California...

Virginia & Truckee Railroad rides again | Part II

By Mark McLaughlin  ·   Editor’s Note: Part I may be found at TheTahoeWeekly.com Arguably the most famous short line railroad in the American West, the Virginia...

Tree ring historical exhibit on display

The first of six history tree rings was unveiled at South Lake Tahoe City Hall on Jan. 23 as part of South Lake Tahoe...

John Bidwell: Prince of Pioneers

By Mark McLaughlin “In 1846, Bidwell joined in the Bear Flag Revolt, which eventually escalated into the Mexican-American War. Bidwell was named quartermaster and later...

Diamond Peak to host classic Warren Miller film series

Diamond Peak Ski Resort will host a free Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series at The Chateau at Incline Village, Nev., this winter from...

California Bound: The Grigsby-Ide Party, Part I

After so many books, articles, movies and documentaries about the Donner Party, it seems safe to say that many, if not most, of the...