Near La Porte in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Alturas Snowshoe Club
“Dope is King”
— La Porte, Plumas County, California —
The Alturas Snowshoe Club is hereby commemorated and dedicated by Frank C. Reilly Chapter No. 5978, E Clampus Vitus, June 29, 1991.
Erected 1991 by E Clampus Vitus, Frank C. Reilly Chapter No. 5978.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1858.
Location. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Strawberry Valley CA 95981, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Lexington Ski Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benjamin W. Barnes (approx. 1.8 miles away); “Quick Silver Charley” (approx. 1.8 miles away); Emigrant Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); La Porte (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lotta Crabtree (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Union Hotel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rabbit Creek House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
More about this marker. This marker is missing and has been for awhile.The monument (base) is on Lexington Hill Road approximately 0.1 miles north of the intersection with the La Porte - Quincy Road.
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1. Longboard Sking has a Long History... - High Sierra Topix. Local mining towns with colorful names like Poker Flat, Whiskey Diggings and La Porte all sponsored longboard ski teams that would compete with each other for cash prizes that could reach $1,000. The sport became organized when Creed Raymond founded the Alturas Snowshoe Club at La Porte in 1867. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. "Dope is King" "Long Live Longboards" - Plumas Ski Club. Eighty-eight miles per hour! No speed record you say? Try telling that to Cornish Bob, the world's first champion (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.