19 05, 2020

“Da-ow-a-ga”, the Washoe and Tallac Historic Site

By |2020-06-26T15:27:49-07:00May 19th, 2020|History, Programs|Comments Off on “Da-ow-a-ga”, the Washoe and Tallac Historic Site

At Tallac Historic Site, a unique National Forest area sandwiched between the Taylor Creek Visitor Center and Camp Richardson, is where you will find evidence of the Washoe People adjacent to the Tallac Museum as well as within the museum.  

31 07, 2019

Wandering Highway 89: A Lake Tahoe Basin Family Hub

By |2020-06-26T15:31:13-07:00July 31st, 2019|History|Comments Off on Wandering Highway 89: A Lake Tahoe Basin Family Hub

Pope-Baldwin Recreation Area Looking for things to do in South Lake Tahoe? This recreation area is a great location for family adventures, memory making, hiking, camping, beaches, horseback riding, history and a little lake culture. Here are suggestions on what to see and do. Tallac Historic Site Pope Estate Baldwin Estate Heller Estate - Valhalla The properties are on the National Registry of Historic Places and located on Forest Service public lands.Tallac Historic Site consists of three estates formerly owned by elite San Francisco families. An important part of California history, these1920s historic estates, as well as the site of [...]

17 07, 2019

Volunteering, Retirement and Giving Back in the Mountains

By |2020-05-19T08:32:03-07:00July 17th, 2019|History|Comments Off on Volunteering, Retirement and Giving Back in the Mountains

When Jon and I were deciding what to do when we retired our number one priority was to travel and experience new things. But traveling around didn't fulfill our needs completely so we considered volunteering as camp hosts a couple months a year and created a list in our minds of what was necessary for us to enjoy our time and still give back to a non-profit entity. The coastline is where we have spent most of our adult lives and settling down on a place to volunteer needed to be a place that was near water. We also wanted [...]

15 07, 2019

A Tahoe Signature Experience: Tallac Historic Site

By |2020-05-17T07:16:38-07:00July 15th, 2019|History|Comments Off on A Tahoe Signature Experience: Tallac Historic Site

Posted on June 15, 2019 Author Jude Markward, Director of Operations Tahoe Heritage Foundation - Tallac Historic Site Stories and information provided in this blog are genuinely and authentically my own and based on personal knowledge and experiences. As far as lakes go Tahoe is big. 14 miles wide, 22 miles long and 1645’ deep. South Lake Tahoe borders Nevada and California state lines. Casinos, golf courses and a meca of year-round outdoor activities and adventure come together at 6,290 - 10,080 feet above sea level, the location of Mt. Tallac, Desolation Wilderness and Heavenly Ski Area. Currently, It feels [...]

22 12, 2017

Customized Vendor Items

By |2017-12-22T14:03:29-08:00December 22nd, 2017|Merchandise|Comments Off on Customized Vendor Items

Many of our vendors offer customized items. Your True Nature makes bookmarks with sayings about life; they made a Mt. Tallac one for us; stand tall and proud, rise above it all, get to the point… Maple Landmark made a custom logging truck in honor of the Pope family logging business.

22 12, 2017

Wildflowers of Taylor Creek and the Tahoe Basin

By |2017-12-22T13:53:04-08:00December 22nd, 2017|Merchandise|Comments Off on Wildflowers of Taylor Creek and the Tahoe Basin

Over the years the staff at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center created a notebook of local wildflowers that is used to answer visitor questions. Visitors regularly asked for copies of pages…or of the whole document.

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