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An alpine paradise

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A little about South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe encompasses a wide variety of outdoor activities and entertainment. Skiing, boating, biking, hiking, gaming and live entertainment are all found here. It truly is an alpine paradise to experience and enjoy.

The history of South Lake Tahoe

The city incorporated in 1965 by combining the previously unincorporated communities of Al Tahoe, Bijou, Bijou Park, Stateline, Tahoe Valley, and Tallac Village. A post office was established in 1967. In 1991, Gambling arrived at the Lake in 1944, when Harvey's Wagon Wheel Saloon and Gambling Hall opened as one of the area's first gaming establishments (technically on the Nevada side of the state border in the South Lake Tahoe (Nevada gaming area). But competition soon sprang up and so did the need for more permanent accommodations. By the 1950s, roads began to be plowed year-round, enabling access to permanent residences. When the 1960 Winter Olympics came to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe was put firmly on the map as the skiing center of the Western United States.

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