The history of Tahoe City begins in 1863 when the town was first surveyed and plotted. This was quickly followed by several small dwellings and the construction of the Tahoe House Hotel by pioneer settler William Pomin in 1864. During this time, the Tahoe Basin was being logged to fuel the gold and silver rush that began in 1858 and continued until the 1890’s in Virginia City to the Continue Reading
The History of Lora Knight and Her Vikingsholm
Lora Knight Lora Small (Knight) was born in Galena, Illinois, in 1864. Lora and her sister Ada married two brothers, William and James Moore, who worked as partners in their father’s law firm. After their father’s death the two brothers took over the firm and formed the Moore Brothers partnership and amassed a fortune with controlling interest in a number of large American corporations such as Continue Reading
A History of SnowFest!
Did you know that Tahoe’s SnowFest! Is part of a long and old tradition across much of the northern hemisphere? Snow Festivals Across History Many countries and cities across the north host snow festivals annually, many dating back over 200 years. These events have many different names such as winter festival, winter carnival, snow festival, or frost fair. They are usually Continue Reading
Magical History of Squaw Valley / Olympic Valley
Disney, you say? Yes, Walt Disney was an instrumental player during the development of Squaw Valley and the famous 1960 Olympics that were held here. Olympic Valley (also known as Squaw Valley- it’s the same thing) began its ski adventure with Wayne Paulsen and Alex Cushing in 1942. With personal money and imagination, they opened Squaw Valley Ski Resort in 1949. In 1954, Cushing read Continue Reading