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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24OT_c-p-r-r-truckee-round-house_Truckee-CA.html
Needed to house and maintain the engines of the Central Pacific Railroad during construction of the Trans-Sierra Crossing, an enclosed wooden round house was constructed here in 1868. It was razed by fire in March 1869. A 16 stall wooden structur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIN_clinton-narrow-gauge-railroad_Truckee-CA.html
First steam railroad logging operation in the Truckee River Basin. Commenced operation in the late 1870's under the supervision of Fred Burckhalter, head of the Pacific Lumber and Wood Co. Line extended 10 miles along Juniper Creek with hopes of e…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIJ_donner-ski-ranch_Truckee-CA.html
History The first ski lift on Signal Hill (now Donner Ski Ranch) was built by Johnny Ellis in 1937. This forerunner of the "Ranch" included two rope tows powered by Model A automobiles sitting on blocks (the manila rope going around the rear w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIE_the-transcontinental-railroad-and-boca-dam_Truckee-CA.html
In 1866 the Central Pacific Railroad in their push east over the Sierra Nevada set up Construction Camp 17 just downstream from here at the confluence of the Truckee River and the Little Truckee River. Camp 17 quickly became known as Boca, Spanish…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TCY_old-truckee-jail-historical_Truckee-CA.html
Built in September 1875 and in continuous use until 1964
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SUV_great-summit-tunnel-of-the-sierra-nevada-historical_Truckee-CA.html
Beneath this plaque the first transcontinental railroad traversed the mighty Sierra Nevada range. The 1659 foot long summit tunnel took over 15 months of Chinese muscle and sweat to build. The Chinese painstakingly hand drilled, then blasted the g…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KHM_donner-summit-canyon-history_Truckee-CA.html
Welcome to Donner Summit Canyon You are about to enjoy a wonderful experience with exquisite views, forests and trails. It is also the gateway to the most important square mile in California's history! Donner Pass, located above the property, is …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1K79_cal-lodge_Truckee-CA.html
History Today people travel swiftly along I-80 to their destinations in the Sierra, many times not even staying overnight. When they do stay overnight it is most likely in hotels or rental houses. It was not always that way. Before I-80 people …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1K1L_tri-lodges_Truckee-CA.html
History Because there were three lodges built on Forest Service land in the early 1930's, they have always been referred to as the Tri-Lodges. The first of the three lodges built was der Naturfreund in 1931 (right). This is a private lodge owned …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1K0G_summit-valley_Truckee-CA.html
History Summit Valley has been the scene of human activity for thousands of years because it is a natural crossing of the Sierra. Native Americans traveled the valley moving from winter to summer residences. They left grinding rocks and arrowhead…
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