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Truckee is a town in Nevada County, California, United States. The population was 13,864 at the 2000 census. Truckee's population has the potential to surge to 40,000 people in less than ten years as a consequence of increased development of previously forested lands in areas such as Martis Valley. Though, the majority would most likely be vacationers, which would keep Truckee's year-round population comparatively the same. Interestingly enough, while Truckee residents generally do not like the plan due to its potential impact upon the environment, it is the Boards of Supervisors of Nevada County and close to Placer County who are approving the build permits, since the areas involved are outside town limits.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.7 square kilometers. Truckee was named after the Paiute chief. The chief's real name was not Truckee, it was Winnemuca. The first people who came to cross the Sierra Nevadas encountered his tribe. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,864 people, 5,149 households, and 3,563 families residing in the town. The population density was 164.5 square kilometers. Truckee is where the Donner Party was snowbound and resorted to cannibalism. Several of the area's place names come from this group.

This destination is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in California worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of California. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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