Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
John A. “Snow-Shoe” Thompson
To a great compatriot from Telemark
This plaque was presented
by the Norwegian Olympic Ski Team
Competing at Sqaw Valley
In February 1960
John A. “Snow-Shoe” Thom(p)son
E Clampus Vitus
Re-dedicated on September 18, 1976 at the
chartering of the Snow-Shoe Thompson
Chapter No. 1827 & the Centennial of his
untimely death. An officially sanctioned
Erected 1863 by Snowshoe Thompson Chapter 1827 E Clampus Vitus Oct. 26, 1963 and Sept. 18, 1976.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites Communications • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1960.
Location. 39° 0.703′ N, 119° 50.696′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from Jacks Valley Road (Nevada Route 206). Gravesite and Marker are located at the Northwest corner of the Genoa Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2432 Jacks Valley Road, Genoa NV 89411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. We Salute John “Snowshoe” Thompson / A Tribute From Three Lutheran Churches (here, next to this marker); Eggs for Sale! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Finding Opportunity in a Declining Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Campbell Property (approx. half a mile away); Judge Daniel Webster Virgin (approx. half a mile away); The Pony Express (approx. half a mile away); John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (approx. half a mile away); Genoa (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
Regarding John A. “Snow-Shoe” Thompson. It is noted that the spelling is found as “Thompson”, “Thom(p)son”
Also see . . .
1. Snowshoe Thompson – “Viking of the Sierra”. (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. 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 July 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
3. Snowshoe Thompson. A musical tribute sung by Johnnie Horton telling the story of “Snowshoe” Johnson (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
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