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Lake Tahoe History Presented at Nevada County Historical Society Speaker Night

The Nevada County Historical Society Speaker Night , tonight, will feature Scott Lankford, Winner of Foreword Magazine’s 2010 “Nature Book of the Year” bronze medal with a talk about his book “Tahoe Beneath the Surface: The hidden stories of America’s Largest Mountain Lake.

“That’s a book that came out about a year ago and it’s my book about the 10,000 year human history of the Lake Tahoe, the greater Lake Tahoe region, all the way from ice age mummies to the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe and such.”

The story of Marilyn Monroe begins with the notorious Cal Neva Nightclub and Casino which at that time was owned by Frank Sinatra and co-owned by the Mafia.

“It was also that last place that Marilyn Monroe was photographed alive. It was two days before her mysterious suicide, or if you read the conspiracy books, her murder. But one way or another, that was the last place where she was photographed in public.”

Sinatra did lose his license.

“In fact, Sinatra lost his license because the mafia owners, his co-owners, became so visibly present on the grounds that even the FBI and the Gaming Commission couldn’t ignore it.”

Lankford will also talk about the nearly 10 thousand year old mummy that was discovered in the Tahoe region and another one found at Pyramid Lake.

The Nevada County Historical Society speaker night featuring Scott Lankford begins at 7 tonight at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room. The public is encouraged to come for this informative presentation on Lake Tahoe. Meetings are free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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