By Michael J. Makley

ISBN-10: 0874178509

ISBN-13: 9780874178500

Lake Tahoe is among the scenic wonders of the yankee West, a sapphire jewel that draws hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. however the lake drew local americans to its summer time shorelines 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 ordinary heritage of the lake and introduces the folks who formed its heritage, 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 commercial, political, and social controversies in regards to the use and misuse of the lake's resources.

Generously illustrated with ancient pictures, this e-book is an interesting creation to 1 of the main amazing websites on the earth. It additionally illuminates the demanding situations of shielding average attractiveness and a delicate surroundings whereas conserving public entry and a plausible financial system within the surrounding communities.

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