The Ghosts of Lake Tahoe (The Stuff of Legends)

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"If you love folklore you will find Betson's stories riveting. Author Patrick Betson is a storyteller make no mistake about it." Tahoe Daily Tribune/Tahoe World. "Legends, tall tales and true accounts blend into a delightful read in Patrick Betson's "The Ghosts of Lake Tahoe: The Stuff of Legends." The Tahoe Weekly. "It's a great read for any history buff or Lake Tahoe fan, a great vacation book." The Nevada Magazine "A colorful and rumbustious saga, Patrick's enthusiasm for Lake Tahoe is infectious" Southend Evening Echo In a timeline of 150 years, here Patrick Betson brings together twelve stories, some remembered and some long forgotten, of some of the most colorful characters whoever crossed the western mountains reflected in the history of America's most glorious lake. The bravest of all the Pony Express riders, the ex-riverboat pilot who became a reporter and a giant of American literature, a Chinese migrant who risked life and limb to build a railroad, a tale of stock manipulation and murder that stemmed from a discovery of a Tahoe whirlpool, a salty seafarer who battled the worst of Tahoe's weather and gangrene, the silent terror that caused fear to the local lumber-jacks, the incorrigible stagecoach driver that gave a nineteenth-century icon a ride he wanted to forget, a refugee from the San Francisco earthquake who became an aquatic marvel, the famous of Hollywood's Golden Age that came to play, the overly optimistic New York lawyer who had an impossible dream that came true, and the unpaid Norwegian who flew down mountains delivering the US Mail. Tahoe is a meeting place, where the mountains meet the sky, where the snow meets the clear blue waters and where Nevada meets California. This book humbly brings you the stories of the men Sam Walter Foss might have alluded to when he said, "Bring me men to match my mountains." Well here they are Sam, some of Tahoe's finest, The Ghosts of Lake Tahoe (The Stuff of Legends.) Patrick Betson

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Quoted by the San Francisco Examiner, interviewed on CBS television, a speaker for the Nevada State Parks and a local radio presenter. Patrick has been a Tahoe historian for more than thirty years. He was the historical cruise narrator for the paddle-steamer MS Dixie for nine summer seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. His present-day work takes him worldwide but he still calls Tahoe home. He lives in Tahoe City, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013.

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