North Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents: and#8216;Gold in these thar hills, Red light ladies and Old Tahoe roadsand#8217; | SierraSun.com

North Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents: and#8216;Gold in these thar hills, Red light ladies and Old Tahoe roadsand#8217;

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Will Gold Fever strike California again? The calamitous economic events of the past few days have many people eyeing gold. The price of gold, now more than $1,725 per ounce, is at a record high, and there is renewed interest in the metal in many parts of the state and#8212; perhaps even neighborhoods here. According to Ray Perryman, local historian, and#8220;and#8230; there are 43 new mining claims above Homewood to the north and#8230; and the owners have been paying $4 to 5,000 per year each year from 2000 to date to protect their claim!and#8221;

Join Perryman at the Gatekeeperand#8217;s Museum in Tahoe City, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m. to hear more about gold mining in the Homewood area, as well as the areaand#8217;s historic and#8216;Red Light Ladiesand#8217; and and#8216;Old Tahoeand#8217;sand#8217; roads.

Suggested donation for this event is $4 for North Lake Tahoe Historical Society members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be available with no-host wine and beer. Proceeds benefit NLTHS educational and interpretive programs.

Gatekeeperand#8217;s Museum is in the log cabin between Fanny Bridge and Bank of the West in Tahoe City. The museum is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed Tuesday.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society preserves and presents regional history through programs and exhibits at its museums: Gatekeeperand#8217;s Museum and the Watson Cabin Museum. Memberships start at $30, with Student Memberships available at just $5. For more information call 530-583-1762 or e-mail info@northtahoemuseums.org.