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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 39.696′ N, 121° 0.418′ W. Marker was near La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker was on Lexington Hill Road, on the Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Strawberry Valley CA 95981, United States of America.
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 San Jose, 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 speed skier. It was near La Porte, on the snow-covered slopes of Lexington Hill in February of 1867 that he fairly flew to victory over the 1,804 foot track on twelve foot long wooden skis. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.