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Castle in the Sky

by Terry Conway There was a pet lion named Bill.  Mingo, a two-ton Indian elephant, lumbered around the grounds. Both were residents at George Whittell Jr.’s  magnificent Tudor Revival summer estate built between 1936 and 1939.  It is one of the best examples of a great vintage waterfront estate on the eastern shore of Lake …

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Catch Classic Woodies at Lake Tahoe Festival August 9-10

By Terry Conway The beautifully and lovingly preserved antique and classic wooden boats will bring back a flood of memories for those attending the Concours d’Elegance on the shores of north Lake Tahoe, Calif. The “woodie” speedboats helped usher in a new era of boating on Lake Tahoe in the Roaring Twenties. Wealthy capitalists including …

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