Water in the Tahoe Basin

As Nevada and California face a dwindling snow pack and prepare for drought, we are reminded how crucial moisture is to the arid west. Access to water was fundamental to the settlement and development of the region, and Lake Tahoe’s abundance caught the eyes of the earliest Anglo settlers in the area, giving rise to …

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Nevada, Fossils, and the 1893 World’s Fair

During the course of my day, I look at a lot of photographs, both in print and digital format. Some of them catch my attention more than others. A few weeks ago, I reviewed a photograph, already digitized, titled “Human footprints being removed for World’s Fair.” This image immediately caught my interest. I had to …

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