Vera Snider Teague
Over at Northtown Books, Arcata, there is a book Vera Snlderl Teague of Cloverdale about John Snider, the the old-time teamsters and stage drivers. It is called, Buckskin to Team Bells." Snidcr's ancestors settled in Laytonville in Itlliti and was born in Mendocino County and grew up in the birthplace. In 1913 he came to Humholdl and worked area for many years. Nearly 50 years ago he helped many of the cement sidewalks for the City of Arcata old_wooden walks were replaced. Snider's life was active and interesting, the author began drivlngfour and six-horse teams at an early age many years hauling freight, which at times even included dynamite, over the roughest road. Some were merely crude trails. He hauled supplies and equipment for the mines; shingle bolts on sleds over skid roads, peeled and transported tanoak bark; drove stage coach; carried mail, hunted, made roads, and was a farmer and rancher. He is still alive, at the age of 86 he lives in Ukiah. Vera Teague, has seen fit to write this account of John's experiences before "it is too late." This should have special interest to Arcata residents.