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Tahoe Heritage: The Bliss Family Of Glenbrook, Nevada
by Sessions S Wheeler and William W. Bliss
University of Nevada Press, 1997
eISBN: 978-0-87417-432-8 | Paper: 978-0-87417-299-7

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Tahoe Heritage is a lively chronicle of four generations of the pioneering Bliss family, beginning with Duane L. Bliss, a visionary who built an impressive lumbering business and later the renowned Glenbrook Inn. The inn was completed in 1907 and quickly became a destination for the elite of San Francisco. The hotel register contains the names of national figures who loved and frequented Glenbrook: Ulysses Grant, Joaquin Miller, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Clark Gable, and Rita Hayworth, to name a few. The Bliss family closed the inn in 1976. Anyone who has visited the Tahoe area, now a very different place from the idyllic days of Bliss family management, will enjoy this account of its growth and the remarkable family which brought it about.


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