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    Morgan's Tahoe

    Anybody read this? Looks interesting.

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    Click pic to "Look Inside" for a table of contents. (Works on PC and iPad, maybe not on a phone.)

    El Dorado County Library has a copy

    Morgan's Tahoe is a memoir of his time with the U.S. Forest Service at Lake Tahoe and, later, of his experiences as Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) during one of the most tumultuous times in that Agency's existence. During this time, his unit of the Forest Service was engaged in programs not carried out on any other National Forest, from buying thousands of acres of forested land to buying twenty acres upon which a huge casino was being constructed, from building a 165 mile trail around the rim of the lake basin to adapting three historic estates on the shores of the lake to a major tourist attraction, he explains it all.

    From ski resorts to a Boy Scout camp, from summer homes to lakeside resorts, the range of activities conducted on National Forest lands at Tahoe is amazing and one can learn about them in this book. It has been said that Morgan's role during that time was key to the survival of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. That agency was created by a compact entered into in 1969 by California and Nevada, the two states within which Lake Tahoe is located. First as the Forest Supervisor and later as the Executive Director, his ideas resolved many of the long standing issues at Tahoe and lead eventually to a spirit of cooperation among the various interest groups that survives to this day. Salted among the pages of this book are tales of arson, plane crashes, a fatal ski lift accident, a trans-sierra highway. and other stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fomofo View Post
    Anybody read this? Looks interesting.
    I thought you were starting a whole thread on this place:

    https://morganslobstershack.com/
    "The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    I thought you were starting a whole thread on this place:

    https://morganslobstershack.com/
    That was my initial thought when I first saw the thread title, too.

    My second thought was "shouldn't this be in the Tahoe thread in the Genral Ski Forum?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    I thought you were starting a whole thread on this place:

    https://morganslobstershack.com/
    Ha! I was just going to say the same. I love that place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    My second thought was "shouldn't this be in the Tahoe thread in the Genral Ski Forum?"
    Well, it's a Book focused on relatively recent Tahoe history, (not skiing per se), so I figured this was the right place, not "Pandemic Schmandemic".

    In any event, I love a good lobster roll, so thanks for mentioning Morgan's; sounds like a great local biz. Next time I'm in the Truckee area I will make it a point to stop by. They're currently open 11am-7pm for takeout 7 days a week.

    https://morganslobstershack.com/index.php/about

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    Quote Originally Posted by fomofo View Post
    Well, it's a Book focused on relatively recent Tahoe history, (not skiing per se), so I figured this was the right place, not "Pandemic Schmandemic".

    In any event, I love a good lobster roll, so thanks for mentioning Morgan's; sounds like a great local biz. Next time I'm in the Truckee area I will make it a point to stop by. They're currently open 11am-7pm for takeout 7 days a week.

    https://morganslobstershack.com/index.php/about
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

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    Shoot, I thought this was going to be an automotive thread. A place to talk about our hoes. Iíve got one. Breaks down more than I like, but it sure will pull a trailer.

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