By Michael J. Makley

Lake Tahoe is without doubt one of the scenic wonders of the yankee West, a sapphire jewel that pulls thousands of tourists every year. however the lake drew local american citizens to its summer time seashores for millennia, in addition to newer fortune hunters, scientists, and others.

A brief heritage of Lake Tahoe recounts the lengthy, interesting heritage of Lake Tahoe. writer Michael J. Makley examines the geology and common background of the lake and introduces the folks who formed its historical past, together with the Washoe Indians and such colourful characters as Mark Twain and mythical teamster Hank Monk, and later figures like entertainer Frank Sinatra and Olympic skier Julia Mancuso. He additionally covers the improvement of the lake's surrounding valley, together with the affects of mining, logging, and tourism, and the industrial, political, and social controversies concerning the use and misuse of the lake's resources.

Generously illustrated with old pictures, this ebook is a fascinating creation to at least one of the main fantastic websites on the planet. It additionally illuminates the demanding situations of shielding traditional attractiveness and a delicate setting whereas maintaining public entry and a possible economic climate within the surrounding communities.

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