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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C57_lincoln-avenue-businesses_Auburn-CA.html
When the mines closed in Gold Run, a local entrepreneur named Paul Webber moved his business to Auburn. He began with the purchase of this Lincoln Avenue building. Two saloons and three dry goods stores were the first to open. Years later, Web…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25TC_general-gomez-cigar-factory_Auburn-CA.html
In 1892, Robert Wise opened a small cigar shop and factory on this site. Shortly there after, Mr. Wise took a business partner, Ernest Burns. During peak times, the small factory was capable of producing as many as one thousand cigars a day. At…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24XW_lake-tahoe_Tahoe-City-CA.html
Native people first lived along Lake Tahoe's shoreline over 9,000 years ago when retreating glaciers blocked most corridors to the lake. Lake Tahoe came to be the center of traditional Washoe life. Their legends describe every aspect of the lan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24WY_a-tradition-of-basketmaking_Tahoe-City-CA.html
Basketmaking is a tradition of the Washoe people of the Breat Basin that dates back thousands of years. Different types of baskets were made for holding water and cooking, winnowing seeds and nuts, collecting and storing food, catching fish and ca…
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Just as you may have come to fish these waters today, so have native people for thousands of years. Natives of the Tahoe Sierra fished the waters from Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake for food. Depending on the season, they pulled…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24VF_roads-and-bridges_Tahoe-City-CA.html
Trails become roads around Lake Tahoe Early travel in the Lake Tahoe basin was along Washoe Indian trails and later along American immigrant trails blazed in the 1840s over the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain passes. The first roads in the region…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24VE_development-conflict_Tahoe-City-CA.html
In the 1890s, the decline in silver mining on the Comstock in Nevada reduced the demand for lumber from the Lake Tahoe basin. Local businessman Duane L. Bliss, owner of Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, recognized a new business opportu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24UJ_trains-and-tourists_Tahoe-City-CA.html
In the years before automobiles and paved highways, local businessman D. L. Bliss needed a way to bring people to his new Tahoe Tavern hotel. He formed the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company to build and operate a railroad connection be…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZIK_mt-judah_Norden-CA.html
"If only the Sierra might be pierced." Atlantic Monthly December, 1867 History "Crazy Judah." Theodore Judah had some strange ideas. He wanted to build a railroad across the continent. People knew it could not be done. The grades would be …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZHO_lincoln-highway_Emigrant-Gap-CA.html
History "An uplifting of the soul is sure to follow this contact with Nature in her majesty, and Self becomes smaller and smaller as we realize the immensity of things in traversing this country." — 1924 Complete Official Road Guide o…
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