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Originally named Coburn Station, Truckee is located in eastern Nevada County near the Nevada state line. Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town preserves its historic roots through its quaint shops and restaurants set in historic buildings. Truckee is located near the Truckee River, the only outlet of Lake Tahoe.
Truckee was named after a friendly Paiute Native American chief who helped emigrants across the Sierra Nevada. The town eventually grew and progressed into a railroad town starting with the Transcontinental Railroad. The railroad goes into downtown Truckee and Amtrak passenger lines still stop there on the route from Chicago to San Francisco.
The name “Donner” is well known around Truckee. Considered Truckee’s most well-known historical event, the Donner Party Ordeal involved a group of settlers from Illinois who traveled west on the Oregon Trail, but experienced many hardships and mishaps as a result of a harsh winter. Donner Lake and Donner Memorial State Park located just outside of Truckee are named after the ill-fated group.
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