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1961 The Face of America Article "Lake of Many Names"

Description: 1961 THE FACE OF AMERICA vintage magazine article.

Size: The dimensions of each page of the two-page article are approximately 10.5 inches x 13.5 inches (26.75 cm x 34.25 cm).

Condition: This original vintage two-page article is in Excellent Condition unless otherwise noted (faint pinkish bleed-through on top of page two).

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Description: 1961 THE FACE OF AMERICA vintage magazine article "Lake of Many Names"

~ "It must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords," wrote Mark Twain after gazing upon Lake Tahoe exactly a century ago. Twain camped near the Sierra Nevada glacial lake seventeen years after explorer John C. Fremont became the first white man to report seeing the twenty-three-mile-long body of water. Fremont first called it Mountain Lake, then Lake Bonpland. Californians later named it Lake Bigler. During the Civil War men began calling it Tahoe, from a Washoe Indian word. There was disagreement over what the name meant. Some translated it as "water in a high place" (it is 6225 feet above sea level), others as "fish lake" (it abounds in trout) or "clear water" (its famed transparency is apparent in the scene at right as an Oregon couple and their two young daughters use a secluded cove as a swimming hole). This northeast shore, twenty miles southwest of Reno, has resisted the lake's resort boom and commercialization which have spoiled some of its primitive beauty. Here the waters still form an unmarred mirror reflecting the tranquil splendor of the snow-capped Sierra. - Photograph by Ray Atkeson ~

Size: The dimensions of each page of the two-page article are approximately 10.5 inches x 13.5 inches (26.75 cm x 34.25 cm).

Condition: This original vintage two-page article is in Excellent Condition unless otherwise noted (faint pinkish bleed-through on top of page two).

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1961 The Face of America Article "Lake of Many Names"

1961 The Face of America Article "Lake of Many Names"

Description: 1961 THE FACE OF AMERICA vintage magazine article.

Size: The dimensions of each page of the two-page article are approximately 10.5 inches x 13.5 inches (26.75 cm x 34.25 cm).

Condition: This original vintage two-page article is in Excellent Condition unless otherwise noted (faint pinkish bleed-through on top of page two).

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