Snowshoe Thompson

Snowshoe Thompson (HM886)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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N 38° 43.673', W 120° 48.197'

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A Viking Son of Norway who fulfilled California's motto:


For twenty winters from 1858 to 1878 he was the lifeline between Utah Territory across the Sierras, and the new state of California. On skies he carried mail, medicine, supplies and information between Placerville, California and Genoa, Nevada, and mining camps of the Mother Lode and Washoe areas. He was a true pioneer of early California.... A legend in his own time.
1827 - 1879
HM NumberHM886
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Placed BySnowshoe Thompson Lodge No.78, Sons of Norway, Yuba City California in Memory of Olga M. Davidson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 690954 N 4288870
Decimal Degrees38.72788333, -120.80328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.673', W 120° 48.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 40.38" N, 120° 48' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 248 Main St, Placerville CA 95667, US
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