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Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 16,180, reflecting an increase of 2,316 from the 13,864 counted in the 2000 Census.NameThe town’s original name was Coburn Station, commemorating a saloon keeper. It was renamed Truckee after a Paiute chief, whose assumed Paiute name was Tru-ki-zo. He was the father of Chief Winnemucca and grandfather of Sarah Winnemucca. The first Europeans who came to cross the Sierra Nevada encountered his tribe. The friendly Chief rode toward them yelling, “Tro-kay!”, which is Paiute for “Everything is all right”. The unaware travelers assumed he was yelling his name. Chief Truckee later served as a guide for John C. Frémont.
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Cross-country Ski Area
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
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Scenic Walking Area
Truckee River Legacy Trail
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Cross-country Ski Area
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Marina
Donner Lake Watersports & Marina
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Golf in Truckee

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Coyote Moon Golf Course
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Old Greenwood Golf Course
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Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort Golf Course
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Ski Area
Boreal Mountain Resort
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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
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Soda Springs
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Children’s Museum
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