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Tahoe road marker changed

by Jeremy Morrison, Tahoe Daily Tribune

TAHOE CITY – After having been repeatedly stolen, assumably because of its sexual connotations, the Tahoe road marker displaying the number “69” has been changed to read “68.9.”

“I’m sure it’s not malicious; it’s just too attractive,” Ron McIntyre, director of infrastructure and transportation development with the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, of the crime.

“Tahoe 69 is just too attractive,” said McIntyre.

The wooden post, located on the West Shore, has been consistently stripped of its sensual signage.

“How many times has it been stolen?” asked McIntyre, laughing. “Every time we put it up.”

The new “68.9” sign will be located at the same spot the infamous “69” stood.

The markers are not intended to be measured mile markers, so the .1 discrepancy doesn’t matter, according to McIntyre.

There is now an additional sign posted above the number placard, informing potential vandals that replica signs are available from Design Works (587-0970), Truckee.

The only other marker to receive the attention of vandals is the one displaying the number 3, located on Dollar Hill. According to McIntyre, the entire post was chainsawed down; it was an isolated incident.

At present, only the Placer County portion of the lake-looping road markers have been posted. McIntyre reports that El Dorado County should have its portion installed by the end of spring.

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