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“Snowshoe” Thompson

A Pioneer Hero of the Sierras

 
 
"Snowshoe" Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 13, 2017
1. "Snowshoe" Thompson Marker
Sadly, damaged by vandals.
Inscription.
Who for twenty winters carried
the mail over the mountains
to isolated camps, rescuing the lost and giving succor
to those in need along the way.
Born 1827 Died 1876

 
Erected 1926 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. 34° 3.613′ N, 118° 22.108′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Commodore Sloat Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The monument is mid-block between Foster and Carrillo in a little park area, between buildings, titled White Esplanade. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juan Bautista De Anza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel O. McCarthy (about 600 feet away); Jedediah Strong Smith (approx. mile away); Carthay Circle (approx. mile away); Chester Stock, Ph.D. - Observation Pit (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hancock Park
Secondary Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 13, 2017
2. Secondary Marker
This Monument
suggested by Miss Eudora Garoutte
of Sacramento, California
Dedicated by the
Native Sons of the Golden West
assisted by the
Historical Society of Southern California
Erected by the Founders of Carthay Center
1926
(approx. 0.8 miles away); The Helms Building (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Citizen Publishing Building (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
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"Snowshoe" Thompson Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 13, 2017
3. "Snowshoe" Thompson Monument
Approaching From The North image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 13, 2017
4. Approaching From The North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 156 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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