Lake Tahoe 1878 broadside heads for auction on September 13



2015-06-26 13:52:57

Lake Tahoe 1878 broadside heads for auction on September 13

The 1878 broadside advertises various businesses around Lake Tahoe

A broadside printed in 1878 that advertises a trip around Lake Tahoe is estimated at $15,000-30,000 ahead of a sale at Holabird Western Americana Collections.

The auction will take place in Reno on September 13.

Lake Tahoe poster The poster includes a reference to Hank Monk, a stagecoach driver who appears in a Mark Twain work

Four separate businesses offer tourists the chance to travel by stagecoach, railway and steamer to the Lake Shore House in Tahoe City.

One of the business owners, stagecoach driver Hank Monk, is mentioned in Mark Twain's collection of travel writing Roughing It (1872).

We have this incredible historical pamphlet signed by Twain.

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