4 Fun Things You May Not Know About Lake Tahoe

4 Fun Things You May Not Know About Lake Tahoe
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Once you drive over any mountain summit and drop into the Lake Tahoe Basin, you’ll be hooked. The massive blue waters of Lake Tahoe, cupped by the Sierra Nevada, are presented to you like a gift. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the views will re-energize you. To make your trip even more entertaining, here’s four fun & wacky things you may not know about Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe… Was Almost Called Lake Bigler?!? Lake Tahoe Mount Tallac in Background | Photo: Rachid Dahnoun

Can you imagine this beautiful lake being called anything other than Lake Tahoe? Well, back in the 1800s, there were heated discussions on what it should be named. In 1844, it was called Lake Bonpland after a French botanist. Then for a short spell after, it was Mountain Lake. Subsequently in 1854, the California’s then-governor John Bigler and the legislature decided to officially name it “Lake Bigler.” And, if Mark Twain had it his way, it would&.... Continue Reading at Tahoe South

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