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Title: The lake of the sky, Lake Tahoe, in the high Sierras of California and Nevada; its history, Indians, discovery by Fremont, legendary lore, various namings, physical characteristics, glacial phenomena, geology, single outlet, automobile routes, historic towns, early mining excitements, steamer ride, mineral springs, mountain and lake resorts, trail and camping out trips, summer residences, fishing, hunting, flowers, birds, animals, trees and chapparal, with a full account of the Tahoe National Forest, the public use of the water of Lake Tahoe and much other interesting matter
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
Subjects: Washoe Indians
Publisher: Pasadena, Calif., Radiant Life Press
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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roof, open-air cages. When perfectly dry inside andout they are packed in sweet-smelling Tallac Meadow hay,and shipped by express. Many visitors cannot understand why there are no fishin some of the lakes that, to their eyes, seem just as well 276 THE LAKE OF THE SKY —LAKE TAHOE adapted for fish as others that possess an abundance. Evenold timers do not all know the reason. If a lake is shal-low, when the deep snow falls it soon sinks below the sur-face in a heavy mushy mass that presses down upon the fishand prevents their breathing. Then, if a severe frost fol-lows and the mass freezes the ice squeezes the fish to thebottom. Over three years ago Watson took fish to BessieLake, putting in as many as 6000 fry of Lake Tahoe andother species. The next year, and the following years theywere all right, having grown to eight or nine inches inlength. Then came a severe winter and in the spring therewas not a living fish left. The bottom was strewn withthem, many of them with broken backs.
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MOUNTAIN HEATHER, IN DESOLATION VALLEY, NEAR LAKITAIIOE
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