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Snowshoe Thompson:

Resources used for article by Jill Beede:

• A Glimpse of Eldorado, 1976 Edited by Marily Ferguson Published by El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Heritage Association of El Dorado County printed by Sierra Gold Press, Placerville, CA. – story: Conqueror of the Winter Sierra by Jane Schlappi (p97-100)

• Mail Carry Re-enactment Honors Pioneer Skier by Bill Berry Far West Ski News Jan. 1, 1976

• Recalling the California of Snowshoe Thompson Sacramento Bee Feb. 21, 1993

• Snowshoe Thompson - the mail carrier to match the mountains 27th in a series of profiles of people who made an imprint on California PGE Progress (date unknown)

• Snowshoe Thompson - Legendary Sierra Hero by Melbourne Myerson Sierra Heritage magazine Nov/Dec 1991

• How about that! Anthology of historical stories by George Peabody
#33A: John A, "Snowshoe" Thompson, Angel of the Sierra Nevada, Mail Carrier of the Snowshoe Express; #56: "Snowshoe" Thompson Loses the Race; #42: Jon Torsteinson Rui better known as Snowshoe Thompson, Expressman of the Sierra Nevada and Indian Fighter

• Snowshoe Thompson booklet available from the Genoa Courthouse Museum (775) 783-4325


Read bound volumns of letters written by Snowshoe Thompson to his family in the archives of El Doarado County History Museum in Placerville (530) 621-5865

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