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Vikingsholm: Lake Tahoe’s kingly castle

Nestled in tall pines on the edge of beautiful Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe, Vikingsholm is a place fit for a king—or at least a knight. In fact, the three-story house, built to resemble a Scandinavian castle, was the creation of Lora J. Knight, a wealthy Illinois woman who erected the imposing structure as her summer home. Mrs. Knight was born Lora J. Small, the daughter of a successful corporation lawyer, who, in the 1880s married James H. Moore, one of her father’s partners. Her husband and his business partners eventually earned their fortunes by gaining controlling interests in several …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 11, 2013 06:27PM Published Jul 11, 2013 06:36PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.