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Celebrate history with downtown Tahoe City exhibit

This banner tells the story of how and why the TCPUD was formed in 1938.
Photos courtesy TCPUD |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A self-guided exhibit centered on Tahoe City’s rich history will be on display through downtown until the end of October.

Fifty-two historical banners line Highway 28, with each sharing a story about Tahoe City and the people who formed and influenced the community.

The stories stretch from the earliest reference to Tahoe City in 1863 through the 1950s; the endeavor was made possible through a partnership between the Tahoe City Public Utility District and North Lake Tahoe Historical Society.

“We were happy to have developed the concept, coordinated the layout and installed the banners in celebration of our community’s heritage,” said Cindy Gustafson, TCPUD General Manager.

The historical exhibits — honoring Tahoe City’s 150th anniversary and celebrating TCPUD’s 75 years of serving the community — were possible with help from Loverde Builders, Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company and several businesses and individuals who sponsored the community’s 150th anniversary, Gustafson said.

The historical society provided photographs for the exhibit banners.

“We see visitors pausing to take in the historic stories and compare the banners’ historic images with the town they see today,” said NLTHS Executive Director Marguerite Sprague. “The banners are sparking conversations and increased interest in Tahoe City’s vibrant heritage.”

To learn more about Tahoe City’s 150th anniversary, visit http://www.TahoeCity150.com.

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