Summer 2016 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Lunch starts at 12 noon
Menu: artisan green salad, grilled steak, chicken or blackened fish
Chapter meeting starts at 1:00 pm
- Officer and committee reports
- Updates: Website, markers, signage, LH plaque restoration, Zachary Parker Eagle Scout project, Nevada chapter update, Orangevale Bridge restoration
Presentation: Jim Bonar, “Lincoln Highway Lecture 102”
Jim brings the Lincoln Highway across Nevada and California back to life, with an array of old photographs of the highway during its heyday and maps of the highway’s path across Nevada and the Sierra.
Jim Bonar is a retired teacher and a member of the Lincoln Highway Association. He is the past Nevada director and past president of the Nevada chapter.
Brief history of the Truckee Hotel
The Truckee Hotel was first established in 1873 as the American House and was known the Whitney House for decades. It was a major stagecoach stop on the Dutch Flat Wagon Road. The structure was rebuilt in 1909 after a major fire. After many renamings in the 20th century, it acquired its present name in 1976. The building was restored in 1992.
Source: Sierra Nevada Geotourism