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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

John “Snowshoe” Thompson / James T. Fennimore

 
 
John “Snowshoe” Thompson / James T. Fennimore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. John “Snowshoe” Thompson / James T. Fennimore Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to two of Nevada’s brawniest pioneers: James T. Fennimore, who, on a wild night in 1859, christened this town Virginia – and to John “Snowshoe” Thompson who carried the mails on homemade skis during the crescent years of the Comstock Lode. Erected June 13, 1959 by Snowshoe Thompson Chapter E Clampus Vitus.
 
Erected 1959 by E Clampus Vitus, Snowshoe Thompson Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.606′ N, 119° 38.981′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on C Street (Nevada Route 341), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the Territorial Enterprise - Mark Twain Museum Building. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Territorial Enterprise (here, next to this marker); William Wright aka Dan De Quille (here, next to this marker); Mark Twain (here, next to this marker); Virginia City (within shouting distance of this marker); The Delta
John “Snowshoe” Thompson / James T. Fennimore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
2. John “Snowshoe” Thompson / James T. Fennimore Marker
This marker is located on the right. The Nearby Marker Mark Twain is located on the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); African Americans And The Boston Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Banner Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Founders of Julia C. Bulette Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Snowshoe Thompsom – Viking of the Sierra. (Submitted on August 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. James Finney. An On-Line Nevada encyclopedia article on James Finney. (Submitted on August 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. "Snowshoe" Thompson
There are currently several markers listed at HMdb.org. from California and Nevada commemorating “Snowshoe” Thompson. Be sure to search the database to acquire additional information on his accomplishments.
    — Submitted August 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

2. Fennimore or Finney?
This marker states that James
Close-Up of Relief Art on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
3. Close-Up of Relief Art on Marker
"Snowshoe" Thompson on left and James T. Fennimore on right.
Fennimore named Virginia City, however historical articles state his name as James FINNEY.
    — Submitted August 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
The Mark Twain Museum at the <i>Territorial Enterprise</i> Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
4. The Mark Twain Museum at the Territorial Enterprise Building
The Mark Twain Museum at the <i>Territorial Enterprise</i> Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Harton, May 29, 2009
5. The Mark Twain Museum at the Territorial Enterprise Building
 
 
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