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DID YOU KNOW? Squaw Valley’s earliest inhabitants were Washoe Indians from western Nevada?

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Squaw Valley’s earliest inhabitants were Washoe Indians from western Nevada?

The Washoe spent their summers in the valley, but were eventually replaced by Basque sheepherders who grazed their flocks in the valley’s meadows, according to Mark McLaughlin’s Tahoe Nuggets at thestormking.com.

In the summer of 1931 Wayne Poulsen, a Reno High School skier, spent a month in Squaw Valley with his friend Marty Arrouge, whose father was a Basque sheepherder, according to McLaughlin.

A lawyer fresh out of the Navy in World War II, Alexander Cushing heard Poulsen speak of Squaw Valley. Then, with $400,000, Cushing opened the Squaw Valley Development Company in 1949, according to http://www.squaw.com.

” Sun staff report


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