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William W. Bliss Manuscript Maps and Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: 97-24
Manuscript maps and drawings document land and water rights acquired, owned, developed, controlled, and sold by the Bliss family on the north and east shores of Lake Tahoe, California, and Nevada, including Bijou, Glenbrook, Tahoe City, Spooner Summit, and the Truckee River from Tahoe City to Truckee. Includes documentation about the Glenbrook Inn, Glenbrook Company, Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, property sold to George Whittell, early subdivisions at Tahoe City, rail route of the Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company along the Truckee River, and photos and specifications for the steamers SS Meteor and SS Tahoe.

Dates

  • 1861-1955

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (423 items)

Abstract

Manuscript maps and drawings document land and water rights acquired, owned, developed, controlled, and sold by the Bliss family on the north and east shores of Lake Tahoe, California, and Nevada, including Bijou, Glenbrook, Tahoe City, Spooner Summit, and the Truckee River from Tahoe City to Truckee.

Biographical Note

The Bliss family, of whom William W. Bliss is the successor, developed lumber, tourism, and transportation businesses at Lake Tahoe, especially at Tahoe City, California, and Glenbrook, Nevada, between the late 1860s and the mid 1900s.

Arrangement

Arranged in donor's original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William W. Bliss in 1997.

Related Archival Materials

96-53: Bliss Family Records
Title
A Guide to the William W. Bliss Manuscript Maps and Drawings
Status
completed
Author
staff
Date
1997
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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