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Grand Central Hotel

GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL 
1871 - 1895 
CALLED THE FINEST ESTABLISHMENT BE-
TWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND VIRGINIA CITY, 
THIS ELEGANT THREE AND A HALF STORY 
RESORT SIGNIFIED THE START OF NORTH 
TAHOE'S TOURIST INDUSTRY. TERMINAL FOR 
THE TAHOE-TRUCKEE FLYER STAGE LINE, AND 
HOST TO THE LAKE'S STEAMSHIP PASSEN-
GERS. BOASTED GUESTS SUCH AS GENERALS 
ULYSSES S. GRANT AND PHILLIP H. SHERIDAN, 
AT 20 COLLARS PER WEEK, INCLUDING MEALS. 
DESTROYED BY FIRE IN THE FALL OF 1895.

DEDICATED AUGUST 14, 1971 
BY 
CHIEF TRUCKEE CHAPTER E. CLAMPUS VITUS

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