15th Anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Snowshoe Thompson Saturday, June 25, 2016 11–4 pm Mormon Station State Park, Genoa featuring: Nordahl Grieg Norwegian Folk Dancers, Fjord horses with Jacquelyn Leuener, Richard Blair ~ musician, “Snowshoe Thompson” (aka Steve Hale) and Norwegian dignitaries. Free admission to the “Snowshoe” exhibit in the Genoa Museum Sponsored by the Friends of SnowshoeThompson ~ www.snowshoethompson.org Information: 775-315-7777 (Pictured above is Nina Macloed in her normal ski wear ~ authentic Norweigen clothes and, of course, Shoeshoe Thompson.)
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Pictured in the upper right is Nina MacLeod who started the Snowshoe Thompson event 17 yrs ago in Hope Valley. Now together with “Friends of Snowshoe Thompson” also participated in Norway’s 28th tour in March. Between 1856 and 1876, Snowshoe Thompson delivered mail between Placerville, California and Genoa, Nevada. Despite his nickname, he did not make use of the snowshoes, but rather would travel with ten-foot skis. Thompson typically made the eastward trip in three days, and the return trip in two days and did not carry a blanket or a gun. My favorite story is that when he would get cold he would just dance a jig on a rock. Hard to believe someone could do this job even with today’s luxury clothing ~ truly a great man!