John Snider & Vera Snider Teague

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John Snider & Vera Snider Teague - 4—Ukiah Dally Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Wednesday,...
4—Ukiah Dally Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Wednesday, December 3, 1975 Snider* life topic of book "No obe was ever in too much of a hurry to stop and help a fellow when be needed a hand," John Snider conclude! in the preface to the book written about his life by, his sister, Vera Snider Teague of Cloverdale. The book, "From Buckskin to Team Bells", has been published'by The Letter Shop and is now ayailable at the Book i, Revue, here. . "I/'remember in the old days,''* Snider says in the preface of the book: "the contentment and happiness I felt while driving my four or six- horse team, hauling freight. The rhythm of the bells was _ music to my ears. I didn't have ^a carp in the world. Perhaps because I felt sure I could handle anything that was likely to happen. If I should need help it was sure to be found at the next house along the way, or given by the next ones to come along..." Snider is believed to be the last of the old-time teamsters and stage drivers from this area. His pioneer ancestors came to Laytonville as early as 1858, and his mother was born there. John grew up on a homestead in the hills near the community of Laytonville. His life has been an active one. He began driving four and six-horse teams at an early age and spent many years hauling freight^ which at times included dynamite-- over'the roughest roads imaginable: ' During his teamster career he hauled equipment to the mines' In Trinity County; shingle bolts on sleds over skid roads in Humboldt County; peeled and transported tanoak bark, drove stage coaches;' carried mail, hunted, trapped and helped make roads in Mendocino County. He also was a farmer and rancher, here, over the years. Now 86 years of age, John lives at 317 N. : Main Street, Ukiah, His sister has compiled the many stories of his adventures; • and her son, Don Raphael Madden, has done the sketches for the book. Mendocino-Lake FAMILY LIFE Fae Woodward NEW BOOK — Ukiahans John Snider and his wife, Zola, seated at left, examine the first copies of the book "From Buckskin" to Team Bells 1 ' hot off the presses at The Letter Shop. The book is about John's life as a teamster, and has been written by his sister, V,era Teague. Mrs. Teague is seated at the right and her husband, George Teague, stands beside Dolores Shannon, owner of The Letter Shop. The sketch of the team bells, on the coyer of the book, and other sketches of the scenes from John's life are the. work oif Vera's son, Don Raphael Madden. —Journal photo by Fae

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  1. Ukiah Daily Journal,
  2. 03 Dec 1975, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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