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This building has been the pioneer home of the Kirkwood and Taylor families since it was built by Zachary Kirkwood in 1864. This building was one of the first resorts operated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HME20_snowshoe-thompson_Markleeville-CA.html
This marks the home of John Albert Thompson (Snowshoe Thompson) great pioneer of the Sierras and hero of the mountains, who for twenty winters carried the mail over the deep snow of the mountains on his long skies: Giving help to those in need alo…
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John A. "Snowshoe" Thompson (1827-1876) Native of Norway who carried mail across the Sierra Nevada on skis, assisting the needful for twenty years, dwelt and died on this site.Dedicated on June 30, 1990Native Sons of the Golden WestJoseph L. Neitz…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMDL9_alpine-hotel_Markleeville-CA.html
Originally built in 1862 as the Fiske House in Silver Mountain City. It was dismantled, board by board, in 1886 by A.M. Grover and a crew of men. Each board was marked and many of the old square nails were saved. It was re-erected on this site and…
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Telltale signs of geologic activity surround Grover Hot Springs State Park. Bold granite peaks to the northwest are the work of immense mountain building forces. Old lava flows cover hundreds of square miles to the east, giving the Markleeville ar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7RK_kit-carson_Markleeville-CA.html
On this spot, which marks the summit of the Kit Carson Pass stood what was known as the Kit Carson Tree on which the famous scout Kit Carson inscribed his name in 1844 when he guided the then Captain John C. Fremont, head of a government exploring…
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"?there ought to be a shaft raised to Snow-Shoe Thompson: Not of marble; Not carved and not planted in the valley, but a rough shaft of basalt or of granite, massive and tall, with top ending roughly as if broken short, to represent a life which w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7Q0_markleeville-general-store_Markleeville-CA.html
On August 2, 1885, fire broke out in the Town of Markleeville destroying several buildings, including Harvey and Rask's Bucher Shop and Smokehouse. Later on in the Fall, the building was rebuilt and reopened as Rask's Butcher Shop.The building tod…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM72V_beautiful-hot-springs-valley_Markleeville-CA.html
Summer after summer the Washoe Indian people visited the valley. Eventually their idyllic retreat was discovered. During the winter of 1844 Captain John Fremont may have seen this place during his crossing of the Sierra. Fremont's diary of his …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM3RK_alpine-county-courthouse_Markleeville-CA.html
This building was designed by Frederic J. DeLongchamp, a designer and engineer of mining, born in Reno, Nevada, on June 2, 1882 and educated in Nevada. He designed 500 buildings, libraries, hotels, and post offices in the counties of the State of …
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