By Michael J. Makley
Lake Tahoe is without doubt one of the scenic wonders of the yank West, a sapphire jewel that draws thousands of tourists every year. however the lake drew local americans to its summer season beaches for millennia, in addition to more moderen fortune hunters, scientists, and others.
A brief background of Lake Tahoe recounts the lengthy, interesting historical past of Lake Tahoe. writer Michael J. Makley examines the geology and traditional historical past 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 ancient photos, this publication is a fascinating advent to at least one of the main significant websites on this planet. It additionally illuminates the demanding situations of defending typical good looks and a delicate atmosphere whereas keeping public entry and a potential economic system within the surrounding communities.
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A Short History of Lake Tahoe by Michael J. Makley