Olympic Silver, 1956 to 1971

Olympic Silver, 1956 to 1971 (HMP1C)

Location: Tahoe City, CA 96145 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 10.292', W 120° 8.4'

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The Olympics Are Coming!

News that the 1960 Winter Olympics were coming to tiny Squaw Valley and to Lake Tahoe's West Shore marked a milestone in Tahoe City development. All at once Lake Tahoe became known world-wide. Many new facilities were built for the Olympics, with the area benefiting from the boom.

Since 1960, Lake Tahoe has become a training ground for many Olympic athletes and world-renowned sports figures. Following the Olympics, area development went unchecked through 1971. A building moratorium followed by the enactment of regulations resulted in more managed growth.

Tahoe City is now a year-round destination.

Notable People
Carl "the Hawk" Bechdolt - Owner of Tahoe City Golf Course · William "Uncle Bill" Bechdolt - Owner of Tahoe Inn · William "Bill" Briner - Manager of Tahoe City Public Utilities District · William "Bill" Conners - Owner of Tahoe City Chevron · Lillian Vernon Farr - Teacher, author, historian · Albert "Al" Henry - Fire chief for 35 years · Oliver M. "Ollie" Henrikson - Developer of O.M. Henrikson Building · James "Jimmy" Heuga - Resident and Olympic medalist · Harry Johanson - Constable for 34 years, built jail · Fred Main - Manager of Tahoe Boat Company · Robert "Bob" Pomin - Builder of piers and docks for 25 years · Milton "Jay" Schontz - Pharmacist and owner of Jay's Drugs · Stubb Stollery - Founded Tahoe City World newspaper · Martin Spitsen - Founded Tahoe City Lumber Co.
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HM NumberHMP1C
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByRotory Club of Tahoe City
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 747074 N 4339708
Decimal Degrees39.17153333, -120.14000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 10.292', W 120° 8.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 10' 17.52" N, 120° 8' 24.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 560 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City CA 96145, US
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