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

Snowshoe Thompson

 
 
Snowshoe Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
1. Snowshoe Thompson Marker
Inscription. This marks the home of John Albert Thompson (Snowshoe Thompson) great pioneer of the Sierras and hero of the mountains, who for twenty winters carried the mail over the deep snow of the mountains on his long skies: Giving help to those in need along the way.
Reverently Dedicated June 23, 1956
By the Society of E Clampus Vitus
James W. Marshall Post No.49 Officiating

 
Erected 1956 by James W Marshall Post No.49, E Clampus Vitus.
 
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 Home (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 miles away); Markleeville General Store
View of Diamond Valley - Site of Snowshoe Thompson Home image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
2. View of Diamond Valley - Site of Snowshoe Thompson Home
Looking North
This marker is located on the right. A second Snowshoe Thompson marker is located on the left. (See Nearby Marker for more information.)
(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.
 
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Diamond Valley Road image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
3. Diamond Valley Road
Looking North from the marker. The cut in the mountain in the background is the approach to Carson Pass.
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 Southeast from Marker.
John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle
5. John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson
This statue and monument is located at the Mormon Station State Historic Park 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 1,155 times since then and 13 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. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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