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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Fallen Leaf Lake: A Lake and its People 1850–1950 by Janet Kaidantzis

Posted on July 29, 2016
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Truckee Writers

From the Washoe to the pioneering families of Nathan Gilmore, Lucky Baldwin, and William Price, to the artists, academics, and craftsmen of the early community, Fallen Leaf Lake drew people to its natural beauty who left a legacy in stories, legends, and land.

Including author Janet Beales Kaidantzis, who has released Fallen Leaf, A Lake and Its People 1850-1950.

In Fallen Leaf Lake: A Lake and its People 1850–1950 you’ll find out who built Fallen Leaf Lake’s trails and named the lakes in Desolation Wilderness, what the feud between Gilmore and Baldwin was about, and why Fallen Leaf Lake was the starting point for preservation efforts throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin and the origin of the National Parks Interpretive Program.

Meet the first fire lookouts, caretakers, resort owners, and cabin builders at Fallen Leaf Lake and vicinity along with Lorenzo Latimer, Anita Baldwin, John Steinbeck, the Washoe basket weaver Susie Jackson, and the boat builder Natale Rontani.

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