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February 20, 2013
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An unlikely meeting on the Fay-Luther Trail

Legendary mail carrier Snowshoe Thompson (Minden resident Steve Hale) was en route to Genoa on Saturday to pick up the mail and deliver it to Placerville, Calif., when he came across a group of about 35 Valley residents out for hike.

As the group walked a one-mile stretch of the Fay-Luther Trail, Thompson recalled stories about himself and his homeland of Tinn, Norway, he talked about his many travels and his friend Henry Van Sickle and his run in with Sam Brown.

"In 1855 there was an advertisement I saw in the Sacramento Bee that said, 'People lost to the …

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