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“Snowbound!” — Tahoe historian talks significant snowfall

Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin offers an illustrated presentation of his book "Snowbound! Legendary Winters of the Tahoe Sierra" on Saturday, Oct. 1.
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Join Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Friends of the Library as they welcome Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin as he offers an illustrated presentation about his newest book, “Snowbound! Legendary Winters of the Tahoe Sierra,” on Saturday, Oct. 1.

“Snowbound!” profiles the top 10 snowiest winters since 1879, based on snowfall measured at Donner Pass. Dramatic stories and compelling weather facts will entertain and inform you. Storytelling at its finest!

The book is full of historical photographs and vignettes, resulting in a glimpse of the Sierra’s past.

“[McLaughlin] has written a lot of engaging histories about Tahoe. This one — whenever you bring up the big winters like ’52 everyone gets excited. Everyone knows someone who was here, even if they weren’t here. The idea that we could still have a big winter is something we all hope for.

“People live in Tahoe because they love the snow. Hearing stories of when it really, really snowed is exciting,” South Lake Tahoe Library branch manager Katharine Miller said.

This event is free and open to all. It begins at 11 a.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Library, located at 1000 Rufus Allen Boulevard.

For more information, visit http://www.eldoradolibrary.org/tahoe.htm.

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