Creating a “fun” history book can be a tall order, but author Bo Grebitus has made a real go of it in his new book, Touching History.
In rediscovering Tahoe City’s historic waterfront, Bo has created a delightful story line and presented wonderful vintage and comparative modern photographs. Bo then adds a new twist by combining vintage and present day into a single image. His unique history-meld images put turn-of-the-century railroads, rustic buildings, and weathered piers, long gone from the scene, back on their original foundations in our modern world.
Finally, he weaves his magic into a walking tour of the city’s waterfront, guiding you through this quaint High Sierra town, once bustling with tourists, trains, and maritime steamers.
Look on with delight as a steam train shares the walking path with you. Discover piers extending out on the water to meet the steamers—all made possible in his history-meld images.
With book in hand, you can tour Tahoe City and its park-like waterfront, reach out, and almost touch its history.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Bo Grebitus is related to the Pioneer Dodson and Breuner families (California arrivals in the 1840s and 50s). He spent many of his childhood summers at Lake Tahoe with parents, grandparents, and any relative that would keep him in the basin. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, he once worked the west shore Obexer boat docks and Market in Homewood. It was during those summers that he hiked the basin, developing a keen interest in Tahoe history along the way. Bo currently owns a real estate inspection business in Granite Bay, California.