History speaker series to feature Snowshoe Thompson

A lecture on Snowshoe Thompson will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Wylder resort café in Hope Valley.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Wylder Hotel Hope Valley continues its Eastern Sierra history speaker series on Sunday with a Chautauqua style presentation on Snowshoe Thompson-Mailman of the Sierra. 

Thompson carried the mail across the Sierra Nevada mountains during winter snows for 20 years. He would travel over the 180-mile round trip in just five days on his hand-crafted snow skates (skis) with nothing more than a jacket, dried meat, matches and his 80 pounds of mail. The program is free and open to the public, and will be held at 1 p.m. at the Café at Wylder Resort. 

Space is limited. 

For more information, call David Woodruff at 760-920-8061.

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