Homewood, California

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Homewood
Lake Tahoe in winter seen from Homewood
Lake Tahoe in winter seen from Homewood
Homewood is located in California
Homewood
Homewood
Coordinates: 39°05′13″N 120°09′37″W / 39.08694°N 120.16028°W / 39.08694; -120.16028Coordinates: 39°05′13″N 120°09′37″W / 39.08694°N 120.16028°W / 39.08694; -120.16028
Country United States
State California
CountyPlacer
Elevation1,900 m (6,234 ft)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
96141
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature ID261434[2]

Homewood is an unincorporated community of about 200 residents, in Placer County, California, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Tahoe City and north of Chambers Landing and Tahoma.[3] It is the location of Homewood Mountain Resort.

History[edit]

Thomas McConnell is said to be the founder of Homewood, after he purchased lakefront property on Lake Tahoe's west shore and laid out the Homewood District with property on either side of Highway 89 in 1889. The Homewood Post Office was established in 1909.

The community of Tahoe Pines uses Homewood's ZIP Code, 96141.[4]

Homewood Mountain Resort[edit]

The Homewood area on the shore of Lake Tahoe is also host to the Homewood Mountain Ski Resort. The resort comprises 1,260 acres (5.1 km2), 7 ski lifts, 60 runs and 1,650 vertical feet with a summit of 7,880 feet (2,400 m).[5]

Other points of interest[edit]

“The Tahoe Maritime Museum Board of Directors has announced plans to change the course of the Museum,” wrote Bensley. “Throughout 2020, the nonprofit will be reorganizing into a maritime foundation. The Museum is proud of the numerous exhibitions, educational programs and the thousands of visitors it has welcomed into the Museum over the last 20 years. However, due to our changing community interests and decreasing philanthropic support, the Museum is unable to meet its annual fundraising goals to support a physical museum within the Tahoe Basin.” | tahoemaritimemuseum.org [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Homewood, California
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 499. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  4. ^ http://www.zipareacode.net/homewood-ca.htm
  5. ^ "Homewood-The Mountain". Skihomewood.com. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  6. ^ By Tahoe Weekly -March 31, 2020

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