History of Lake Tahoe and the Comstock with Mark McLaughlin | SierraSun.com

History of Lake Tahoe and the Comstock with Mark McLaughlin

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and#8212;-Lecture by Mark McLaughlin, April 7. Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin explains how the Lake Tahoe basin and its environment dealt with the disastrous consequences of the 1859 discovery of silver in western Nevada and the development of the Comstock Lodes. Roads and timber flumes were built, much of the forest clearcut, and dust spewing sawmills erected. . Learn also how scientists are researching for solutions to the environmental challenges at this unique alpine lake. Located at The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd. Ste. 10, (in the Village Center, across from the Post Office) and#8220;Old Townand#8221; Incline Village open at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7 p.m. Dine by bringing your own dinner and beverage. Comfortable chairs and tables provided. Tickets are $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 students. To purchase tickets please visit marktwainculturalcenter.org or call 775-831-2820.

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