Lake Tahoe Series – From Timber to Tourism

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May 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Glenbrook: From Timber to Tourism

May 13, 2023 from 1-2:30pm

Susan Magee Clemons, guest speaker

Today Glenbrook is a peaceful community nestled on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.  Before the turn of the last century, however, Glenbrook was just the opposite: a bustling, industrial center where the trees surrounding Lake Tahoe were milled and sent off to Virginia City.

Glenbrook today

Glenbrook today

Beginning in the early 1900’s Glenbrook’s popularity as a resort destination was taking off.  Scenic beauty, alpine lake activities and discreet privacy brought many interesting characters to Glenbrook.

Bio: Susan Magee Clemons, a 3rd generation northern Nevadan, was born and reared in Reno.  She graduated from Reno High, Colorado College and UW-Madison.

Susan Magee Clemons

Susan Magee Clemons

Susan and her husband, Gary, consider themselves fortunate to be the current stewards of the historic Lake Shore House, built in 1863.  When not working as a Realtor, Susan enjoys exploring the history and trails of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Nevada Historical Society Lake Tahoe Lecture Series explores the many facets of this famous alpine lake through time and the challenges it faces today. Come learn about the region’s geological development, indigenous people, early exploration, environmental issues, and the impacts of tourism and recreation. There is so much to delve into to help tell the story that is uniquely Lake Tahoe.

Make sure to arrive early as we have limited seating available in our Event Space. Don’t forget, we provide free, temporary parking permits to make it easier to visit NHS!



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