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#723:  Pioneer Ski Area of America, Johnsville

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Location:

In front of Museum at Plumas-Eureka State Park, on County Road A14, 5 mi SW of Blairsden

39.756626,-120.697654

 

 

Plaque:

State plaque

Notes:

Plaque and site are located in Plumas Eureka State Park. Access limited to hours of operation.


From the plaque:

The first sport ski area in the western hemisphere was in the Sierra Nevada. By 1860 races were being held in the Plumas-Sierra region. The mining towns of Whiskey Diggings, Poker Flat, Port Wine, Onion Valley, La Porte, Jamison City, and Johnsville organized the earliest ski clubs and annual competitions.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California Historical Society, Plumas County Historical Society, and the Plumas Ski Club. February 12, 1961.



©2009 David Schmitt