Fragments of an Earlier World


Cave Rock, showing Profile Rock, Lake Tahoe, Calif.


C.J. Fratis, Truckee, Calif


Cliff profile at the base of a volcanic plug sacred to the Washoe Indians. The hanging bridge and roadway in the postcard image were built above the face in 1863, later replaced by tunnels through the rock with construction of the Lincoln Highway in 1931. Despite the label on the card, the profile is located on the Nevada side of the lake.

GPS N 39° 2.780', W 119° 56.935'

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