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August 24, 1863: Lake Tahoe (Nevada)

August 24, 2013

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada side; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr

Camp 140

[This] morning…we started on. I got funds from Professor Whitney and felt all right again. We kept east three miles, to the southeast corner of the lake, then struck north along the shore, now in Nevada Territory. We kept near the shore all day, often crossing ridges where rocky points jut out into the water. We camped at a pretty spot on the shore, the lake in front, and high granite ridges rising behind us—had a cold night.

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