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Squaw Valley was utilized by emigrants to rest, replenish supplies, and feed their stock animals on their way over the Sierra Nevada Mountains as early as the 1840s. When the Donner Party reached Donner Lake, the wagon train party split in two, and the smart party wintered here instead of trying to climb over the mountains to reach Sacramento.

In 1960 Squaw Valley became world famous for the first Winter Olympics in The West. Californians were already aware of the plentiful snow, excellent skiing, fantastic scenery, and hospitality of the Lake Tahoe area residents.

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