"Anyone interested in the history of Lake Tahoe will wish to read this book especially for the story of the transition of the lake from a lumber enterprise to a haven from the hustle and bustle of the outside world." - Journal of the West
In 1872, Gold Hill businessman Duane L. Bliss moved his family to Carson City and built a summer home at the small village of Glenbrook, on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. The surrounding valley with its mountain meadow and stream was where Bliss built his Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, engineered the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company, and developed a quaint hostelry into the renowned Glenbrook Inn.
Tahoe Heritage is an account not only of Glenbrook and the Bliss family, but of Lake Tahoe from its earliest days. In their collaboration, Sessions Wheeler tells his tale with sympathy and sensitivity, and William Bliss provides the private Bliss family journals, letters, photographs, and personal recollections of unrecorded facts that are at the heart of this book.
A biologist and conservationist by profession, Sessions "Buck" Wheeler (1911-1998) was the author of several books, including Gentleman in the Outdoors: A Portrait of Max C. Fleischmann. William W. Bliss, fourth-generation keeper of the Glenbrook Inn, Managed the property from 1960 until it closed in 1976. He lives in Glenbrook, Nevada.