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ed thistlethwaite
(Photo courtesy of Mary Jefferson)


Ed Thistlethwaite
1900 - 1958
Cowboy, MWPT Packer, Artist, Illustrator, Author

All letters on this page courtesy of Paul Lamos archives unless otherwise noted.
See USE NOTICE on Home Page.

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1947 - Sierra Club High Trip at Salley Keyes Lake
L to R (back row): Charley Gilmore, Bud Steele, Murt Stewart, Tommy Jefferson, Paul Vischer, Pete Garner, Ike Livermore, Ed Thistlewaite, Smokey Bye

L to R (front row): Ivan Hanson, Bill Smart, Bob Steele, Ted Ortt

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Ed Thistlethwaite Paintings
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Courtesy of Cathleen Burns
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Courtesy of Cathleen Burns
The paintings once owned by Cathleen are now on display in the Eastern California Museum in Independence, CA

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Courtesy of Cathleen Burns

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Courtesy of Cathleen Burns

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Courtesy of Dan Bostrom

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Courtesy of Dan Bostrom

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Postcard from the 20-Mule-Team Museum in Boron, CA

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Courtesy of Paul Lamos

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1934 - The Ventura County Star - Article about Ed Thistlethwaite
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Ed Thistlethwaite
(Photo courtesy National Museum of Forest Service History)

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Ed Thistlethwaite Letters to Bill Smart
(Courtesy of Paul Lamos)
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Bill Smart (Photo courtesy Paul Lamos)

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July 1940 - Onion Valley, Archie Dean, waiting for Bill
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November 1940 - Tule Lake, Tapo Ranch, Archie Dean, horse shoeing, Lone Pine
Page 1, Page 2

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September 1943 - Air Force, Panamint Valley, Snake River, rodeo, Rio Blanco, Archie Dean
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6

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October 1946 - Ed writes from Archie Dean's Onion Valley pack station

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February 1947 - Ed writes from Archie Dean's Onion Valley pack station
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April 1947 - Ed talks about his "nighthawk" commitment to Ike Livermore
Page 1, Page 2

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February 1948 - Archie Dean, packing in Alaska, painting
Page 1, Page 2


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January 1951 - Elko jail, marriage, Carson City, broken ribs from horse
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6

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June 1952 - Congratulations for "Doc Smart", painting, Sam Lewis, Charles Morgan
Page 1, Page 2

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October 1953 - Charles Morgan, Archie Dean, painting
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4

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March 1957 - Lompoc, Convict Lake
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February 1959 - Letter to Bill from Dorothy Thistlethwaite on Ed's passing
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