El Dorado County Points of Interest
A Snowshoe Thompson plaque stands across the street from this mural near the Pony Express plaque:
A Viking Son of Norway Who Followed California's Motto
"BRING ME MEN TO MATCH MY MOUNTAINS"
For twenty winters from 1856 to 1876, he was the lifeline between Utah Territory, across the Sierras, and the new state of California. On skis, 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 - 1876
Placed by Snowshoe Thompson Lodge No. 78, Sons of Norway, Yuba City, California
In Memory of Olga M. Davidson