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By Stephen E. Drew

Lake Tahoe is the majestic mountain lake that spans the boundary line of California and Nevada. The lake�s readability and scenic attractiveness are mythical. within the 1870s, the Nevada Comstock Lode created an insatiable urge for food for Lake Tahoe�s virgin pine forests. The timbers may shore up underground mining and construct groups drawing close 40,000 population. Railroads on 3 beaches added the logs lakeside, the place they have been towed via steam-powered tugs to sawmills, to lumber flumes, and back by way of rail to their ultimate locations. because the mines and significant lake pines subsided, railroads driven farther north after 1898 into new bushes stands within the Lake Tahoe and Truckee River basins. different rail traces have been offered, barged around the lake, and repurposed for the burgeoning new of tourism. For the following forty years, railroads advertised Lake Tahoe as their designated scenic destination.

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