Lake Tahoe Outlet Works and Gatekeepers Cabin

Lake Tahoe Outlet Works and Gatekeepers Cabin (HMN22)

Location: Tahoe City, CA 96146 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 9.997', W 120° 8.607'

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The first outlet works were constructed in 1870 by Colonel A.W. Von Schmidt. The stone and timber crib structure soon passed to the Donner Lumber & Boom Co. who continued to regulate, for a fee, the water flow for floatation of logs and, later, power generation. The timber and power helped to shore up the wealth of the Comstock Lode. By 1913, the U.S. Reclamation Service completed the present structure to serve the Newlands Irrigation Project. Contractual flow regulations demanded tending of the gates for which a cabin was built in 1910 to house the gatekeeper. The cabin served until 1968, was destroyed by fire in 1978 and the present cabin was completed in 1981.
HM NumberHMN22
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number797
Year Placed1981
Placed ByNorth Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Julia C. Bulette Chapter No. 1864, Snowshoe Thompson Chapter No. 1827 and Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691 – E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 746793 N 4339153
Decimal Degrees39.16661667, -120.14345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.997', W 120° 8.607'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 59.82" N, 120° 8' 36.42" W
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Area Code(s)530, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217 Tavern Shores, Tahoe City CA 96146, US
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