Markleeville CA.

Markleeville is located in Alpine County, the least populated county in the State of California. The community traces its beginnings to the land claim of Jacob Marklee in 1861. Marklee established a toll bridge across a tributary of the Carson River during the height of the silver mining boom at Silver Mountain City. When the mines closed, Markleeville assumed the county seat and to this day remains the center of government services for Alpine County.

Markleeville served as a supply and shipping center for the mining, lumber and ranching industries for over one hundred years. Today, it is home to less than 200 residents and caters to numerous tourists who visit to enjoy and explore the beautiful alpine scenery and the wide variety of recreational opportunities.

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Woodfords CA.

Located in Alpine County, California near the Nevada border, Woodfords holds title as the oldest non-native settlement in the entire region. The area was first recorded as Brannan Springs and was considered an ideal location due to its proximity to the well-traveled California road. For a short while it was known as Carey’s Mill. In 1849, after the establishment of an official post office by Daniel Woodford, it became called Woodfords. Today the community is home to some 150 residents and serves the many travelers who pass through the area.

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Gardnerville Ranchos NV.

The community of Gardnerville Ranchos provides housing for employees of the many casinos at South Lake Tahoe and the high-tech companies that have relocated to the Carson Valley. The surrounding mountain scenery and valley vistas provide for a quiet, comforta