Andrew Seng/ aseng@sacbee.com

Vikingsholm castle located on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay was donated to the California State Parks in the 1950s. The 38-room mansion built in 1929 is inspired by Scandinavian castles, churches, and peasant homes. Thousands of dollars raised by the Sierra State Parks Foundation and the California State Parks Foundation are being used to refurbish the historic structures.

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