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Scene at Truckee     39°19'46.38"N, 120°10'49.98"W


Description

Crofutt- p. 155 “The principal business of the place is lumbering, though an extensive freighting business is carried on with other points in the mountains. One can hardly get around the town for the pile of lumber, ties and wood which cover the ground in every direction.” “The town contains about 2,000 inhabitants, nearly all of whom are directly or indirectly connected with the lumber trade.”

Shearer p. 239 “(Truckee) is the most important town in the Sierras, on account of the business done…It is the seat of a large lumber trade…” “Many desiring the benefit of the mountain air, and the convenience of the railroad, spend their summer months in Truckee.”

Description

Most of the forest around Truckee is now part of the Tahoe National Forest. Some logging still takes place in the forest, but the logs are transported by truck. Tourism has now replaced logging as the staple of Truckee’s economy.