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Markleeville in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Snowshoe Thompson Home

 
 
Snowshoe Thompson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
1. Snowshoe Thompson Home Marker
Inscription. John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (1827-1876) Native of Norway who carried mail across the Sierra Nevada on skis, assisting the needful for twenty years, dwelt and died on this site.
Dedicated on June 30, 1990
Native Sons of the Golden West
Joseph L. Neitzel
Grand President
Fund by James D. Pheland Trust

 
Erected 1990 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.368′ N, 119° 46.349′ W. Marker is in Markleeville, California, in Alpine County. Marker is on Diamond Valley Road 3 miles east of California Highway 89, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Markleeville CA 96120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snowshoe Thompson (here, next to this marker); The Pony Express - Woodfords (approx. 2.7 miles away); Woodfords Station (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alpine Hotel (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Log Jail (approx. 5.4
Snowshoe Thompson Home Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
2. Snowshoe Thompson Home Site and Marker
miles away); Markleeville General Store (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Webster School (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alpine County Historical Complex (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Markleeville.
 
Also see . . .  Snowshoe Thompson: Legendary Skiing Mailman. "Out of all the skiers who have carved the slopes around Lake Tahoe, the most famous is undoubtedly John "Snowshoe" Thompson, the legendary skiing mailman of the Sierra Nevada. When it came to traveling in the wintry mountains, he was the precursor of the pack train, the stagecoach and the locomotive. It required years before any other form of transportation succeeded him.” (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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View of Diamond Valley Ranch Site of Snowshoe Thompson image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
3. View of Diamond Valley Ranch Site of Snowshoe Thompson
Looking Southeast from marker.
View of Diamond Valley Ranch Site of Snowshoe Thompson image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
4. View of Diamond Valley Ranch Site of Snowshoe Thompson
Looking Southwest from Marker
Hearthstone of the Home of “Snowshoe” Thompson image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
5. Hearthstone of the Home of “Snowshoe” Thompson
This stone is the property of Snowshoe Thompson Lodge 78, Sons of Norway, Yuba City, Ca. and is on display at the Genoa Courthouse Museum in Genoa, Nevada.
View of Diamond Valley Ranch Site of Snowshoe Thompson image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
6. View of Diamond Valley Ranch Site of Snowshoe Thompson
Looking North
This marker is located on the left. A second Snowshoe Thompson marker is located on the right. (See Nearby Marker for more information.)
John A. “Snow-Shoe” Thompson Gravesite image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle
7. John A. “Snow-Shoe” Thompson Gravesite
Located at the Genoa Cemetery in Genoa, Nevada
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,310 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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