North Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents: ‘Gold in these thar hills, Red light ladies and Old Tahoe roads’ | SierraSun.com

North Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents: ‘Gold in these thar hills, Red light ladies and Old Tahoe roads’

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. – 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 – perhaps even neighborhoods here. According to Ray Perryman, local historian, “… there are 43 new mining claims above Homewood to the north … and the owners have been paying $4 to 5,000 per year each year from 2000 to date to protect their claim!”

Join Perryman at the Gatekeeper’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 area’s historic ‘Red Light Ladies’ and ‘Old Tahoe’s’ 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.

Gatekeeper’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: Gatekeeper’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.