John (Snowshoe) Thompson

John (Snowshoe) Thompson (HM2B7)

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 El Dorado County
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N 38° 51.353', W 120° 0.778'

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Send me men to match my mountains. These are words a great poet said speaking for the brave young nation that needed strong and brave men's aid.

In memory ofJohn (Snowshoe) Thompsonwho, for twenty successive winters, 1856-1876, carried the mail on skis, over the Sierra Nevada Mountains from Placerville California to Carson City Nevada. Born 1827 in Telemark, Norway, he came to California in 1851. Died 1876 at the age of 49, and was buried in Diamond Valley, Nevada.
HM NumberHM2B7
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Year Placed1967
Placed ByWorld Federation of Norsemen of Northern California
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 7:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 759201 N 4305024
Decimal Degrees38.85588333, -120.01296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.353', W 120° 0.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 21.18" N, 120° 0' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)530, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3000-3028 Lincoln Highway, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, US
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