(#167559) GLENBROOK, NEVADA [title supplied]. Albumen photograph. Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Glenbrook.
GLENBROOK, NEVADA [title supplied]. Albumen photograph.

GLENBROOK, NEVADA [title supplied]. Albumen photograph. Albumen photograph, 11.6x16.3 cm (5 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches), affixed to a vintage embossed mount, taken circa (early?) 1870s. Glenbrook, now a small gated community on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, is the oldest settlement on the lake. It was "the main supplier of timber to the Comstock Lode and Virginia City. The first settlers of the valley, which included Captain Augustus W. Pray, arrived in 1860. Pray built a sawmill in 1861. The community took its name from the former Glenbrook House hotel ... From forested areas near the lake, logs were driven down stream or barged to Glenbrook mills. In 1875, the town had four sawmills, a store, bowling alley and billiard hall, two hotels. After 1880, logging activity was in decline and was abandoned by the end of the century" (Wikipedia). See Paher, Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, p. 55. The image is very good or better; the mat shows minor soiling. Provenance: W. D. Miles Collection. (#167559).

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