Tahoe By Car

Tahoe By Car (HMNH1)

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 El Dorado County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.792', W 120° 5.905'

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Automotive Adventures

Imagine what an adventure it must have been for Tahoe's early motorists. Traveling in open-air Model Ts and Oldsmobiles, vacationers began driving as roads connected the Lake's recreation spots. Completed in 1913, a rough road around Emerald Bay linked Tahoe's south and west shores. Today the highway is known as Highway 89.

Workers spent months dynamiting the route out of granite to complete the road. A popular steamer excursion brought vacationers to the bay to witness the rocks being blasted hundreds of feet in the air. With the completion of the road and others around the lake, commercial steamers began to lose their appeal as transportation. In 1940, the steamer Tahoe was deliberately sunk off Tahoe's east shore.
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HM NumberHMNH1
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 751464 N 4314847
Decimal Degrees38.94653333, -120.09841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.792', W 120° 5.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 47.52" N, 120° 5' 54.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, US
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