Then and now: Map of yesteryear a bit outdated


map I guesstimate this map to be dated about 1961, issued by the then-chamber of commerce.

Notice the Y was still a Y. Tahoe Keys is naked. Al Tahoe Boulevard didn’t exist, nor much of Pioneer Trail.

And some of those planned streets represented by dashes never happened.

mapThe map to the left from the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce shows the increase of roads and places to play.

— Bill Kingman


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  1. Bill Kingman says - Posted: June 16, 2013

    My thanks to Theresa and Darrell Eymann who shared this map from their collection for “Then & Now.”

  2. Old Long Skiis says - Posted: June 16, 2013

    Kae Reed & Bill Kingman,
    Kae, couldn’t help but notice the new pine pollen yellow background to lake Tahoe news. Won’t be long and we’ll be covered in the stuff. PollenGlobe here we come! The check is in the mail to re up my paid subscriber status to LTN. Hopefully others are doing the same. 4-mer, Dogula, thingfish, bijou bill, Alex, and you other “regulars”, you guys sending some money Kaes way?
    Bill Kingman, I’ve got a map that may predate the one you posted. Tahoe Keys is labeled Truckee Marsh with no streets out there whatsoever. I also came across a telephone directory from 1958. Not really So. Shore area, mostly Gardenerville, Bridgeport, Coleville but there are ads in the yellow pages for Harveys and Harrahs and some other old SLT businesses. Come by if your interested.
    Happy Fathers Day! Old Long Skiis

  3. tahoeadvocate says - Posted: June 16, 2013

    In spite of the many wonderful homes which were built, it is a shame that the County allowed developers to destroy the mouth of a river and wetlands which fed the Lake, in order to build the Keys. I wonder how the clarity of the Lake would be today if that natural filter had been allowed to remain.

  4. Horse tails says - Posted: June 17, 2013

    Tahoeadvocate, you certainly have that right.

  5. Old Long Skiis says - Posted: June 17, 2013

    The Keys changed the lake in many ways. Sure, beautiful homes with lake access and great views of Tallac. Unfortunately also home to eurasain milfoil, which is spreading out into the lake, non native fish like bass and now from people dumping their aquariums into the channels, giant gold fish.
    I’ve been renting a dock out there in various locations for 30 plus years so I’m part of the problem to. That being said, I still wish it had never been dredged and built. The lake would look much different today had the Truckee Marsh been left untouched. We’re stuck with it now. It will never be the same.
    Sadly, Old Long Skiis

  6. Know Bears says - Posted: June 17, 2013

    Never say never, Old Long Skis. Nature will win in the end.

    Thanks for these glimpses back, Bill. I miss the small town vibe of SLT.

    Do you have old pics and stories of Edwards Boat Service? That’s where we kept our boat for many years.

  7. Garry Bowen says - Posted: June 17, 2013

    Hey, I like Lake Christopher ! As I lived on Blue Lake near the Trout Farm, we used to ice skate on that man-made lake – until we realized that just stepping onto the ice caused this ‘rumble’ from afar that was the ice cracking all the way across. . . recollect that the man-made lake was an amenity for Montgomery Estates (a lake of their own !), but, in the end, it had to go when they redid Trout Creek watershed. . .

  8. David Borges, D.C. says - Posted: June 17, 2013

    I was told, at one time, there were supposed to be lake front houses around Lake Christopher.