Introduction to Truckee, California
There is a very interesting story behind the naming of this area which is based upon the name of the chief of Paiute tribe, Tru-ki-zo. He was a friendly man who welcomed the first settlers who crossed the Sierra Nevada. He greeted the settlers by saying 'Tro-kay' which is 'hello' in Pauite. This led the settlers to assume that it was his name. Truckee was originally named Colburn Station and developed as a railroad town. It became famous as a tourist destination after the Winter Olympic Games of 1960 were held a short distance away from it.
Truckee and nearby Attractions
- Truckee Championship Rodeo
- Donner Memorial State Park
- Donner Ski Ranch
- Tributary Whitewater Tours
- Sierra Nevada Mountains
Things To Do In Truckee
Truckee has breathtaking scenery of mountains. There are many choices when it comes to activities. One can go fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter. In fact visitors love the slopes of Truckee which allow them to zoom smoothly through the snow. Truckee would also interest history enthusiasts with its museums and memorial parks.
The area is served by the Reno/ Tahoe International Airport.
Truckee Higher Education
Educational facilities are provided at the Western Tahoe Community College.