Truckee’s McIver Dairy to get facelift

Special to the Sun
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Have you noticed that McIver Dairy is receiving a facelift? The work on McIver Dairy has started.

During the late 19th century and with the completion of the transcontinental railroad new local industries started to emerge in Truckee. Two dairies are occasionally alluded to around historic Truckee. The Von Flue dairy was originally located on the south side of the Truckee River, occupying the lands around present-day River Street and the McIver Dairy located along Donner Pass Road just north of Interstate 80. Both were significant contributors to early community development and the economic growth of the region.

As part of the 20-150 Year Celebration the McIver Dairy is being painted and an interpretive sign installed. Kelly Brothers Painting is on site prepping and painting the building.

This project is brought in partnership with the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe’s Community Project, MD Construction, Kelly Brothers Painting, Kelly Moore, and Root Design Electric.

The interpretive sign project is brought in partnership with Donner Summit Historical Society (as part of their Highway 40 Scenic Bypass Project), Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, Truckee Donner Historical Society, Rotary of Truckee, and the Village Nursery.

Save the date and join the celebration on May 24, at 1 p.m. for the unveiling of the interpretive sign and thanking all the partners involved in this community wide project.

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