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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

First Bicycle Over the Summit and Across the Country

Bicyclists have found the Donner Summit-Truckee area. Any good day will find people bicycling from Truckee to Tahoe City, going out to circumnavigate Lake...

The First Automobile Over the Sierra

As soon as people were able to buy automobiles they wanted to see how far and how fast they could go. The automobile companies...

The Chinese Transcontinental Railroad

The construction of the Transcontinental Railroad was not only a feat but also a competition between two railroads, the western Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR)...

A City Within a City: Truckee’s Chinatown

The Chinese labor workers on Donner Summit were the literal muscle that constructed the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) and played an intrinsic role in...

150 Years of Freemasons in Truckee

Truckee is celebrating its 150th year anniversary of not only the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad but also 150 years of the continued presence...

150 Years of Railroad Snow Removal

Sierra snows are a continuing challenge to railroad transportation through our high mountains. This is a story of these efforts and the machines used.  Dozens...

Auto Travel to Donner Lake on the Lincoln Highway

Before there were cars and big-rig tractor-trailers speeding more than 65 mph on Interstate 80, the first transcontinental highway was the Lincoln Highway, commemorating...

Boca Brewing Company | California’s First Lager

By Dave DePuy  Truckee-Donner Summit Historical and Railroad Societies  Today, Boca Reservoir is known for being right off Interstate 80’s Hirschdale Exit, but the area was...

Gold Spike Cocktail | Homage to Truckee’s history

Picture two men, both passionate about Truckee history, surrounded by bottles of booze and mixers attempting to replicate a cocktail from the 1800s. That’s...

Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary | Part I

During the month of May, communities across the Western United States will be celebrating the sesquicentennial — 150th — anniversary of the completion of...