(#166671) GLEN ALPINE LAKE TAHOE ... [cover title]. California, Lake Tahoe, Springs.
GLEN ALPINE LAKE TAHOE ... [cover title].

GLEN ALPINE LAKE TAHOE ... [cover title]. [Glen Alpine, Lake Tahoe, Cal. Glen Alpine (Springs) Hotel], n.d. [1912]. 15x15.2 cm, pp. [1-12] (not paginated), double columns, 11 illustrations (one duplicated on front panel), self wrappers, stapled. First edition. Located near Fallen Leaf Lake on the southern border of the Desolation Wilderness Area, Glen Alpine Resort (the last of the family resorts in this region) was built by Nathan Gilmore, a local rancher, in 1878. In the 1880s the resort's name was changed from "Gilmore Springs" to "Glen Alpine Springs." "Over the years, Nathan expanded the plush resort to include over twenty-five buildings with such places as a hotel, dining room, kitchen, and even a post office. It was here in 1892 with John Muir present that they formed the first Sierra Club. The goal was to convince the U.S. to declare the Devil's Canyon area as a Forest Preserve. Gilmore gave up his rights to that area (he owned 10,000 acres from Fallen Leaf Lake to Mt. Tallac) in 1899 for what was to become known as the Desolation Wilderness" (Alex Silgalis, Lake Tahoe’s First Tourist Destination, 2018). All credited photographs are by Arthur C. Pillsbury and Harold A. Parker. All but the picture of the resort's "office and Cliff House" are of mountain scenery in the Desolation Wilderness. Includes a testimonial by John Muir: "The Glen Alpine Springs tourist resort seems to me one of the most delightful places in all the famous Tahoe region. From no other valley, as far as I know, may excursions be made in a single day to so many peaks, wild gardens, glacier lakes, glacier meadows and alpine groves, cascades, etc." (also quoted in James, The Lake of the Sky: Lake Tahoe ... [1915]). For a description of the resort and surrounding region, see James, pp. 232-239. Faint Peck and Judah travel agency stamp on outer panel. Mild rubbing to outer panel fold, a nearly fine copy. No copy reported by OCLC. (#166671).


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