Category Archives: Recreation

Look Out Below – a Ski Jumping History

My book on the ski jumping history of Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, is off the press and in my hands! Here’s a snapshot of the cover, designed by my son ErikĀ  in the style of a 1930s ski jumping poster. If … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – A Ski Jumping Book

Little did I know where my genealogical searches of the last few years would lead, and certainly not to the book I will have published later this month. A few years ago I began researching my family history, including following … Continue reading

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Fitch Coulee Deer Hunt

Since November brings the great Wisconsin deer hunting season, I thought I’d share this photo that Bennie had tucked away in the family album – and which Carol shared with me. Even if our grandfather Emil was not a deer … Continue reading

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Was Blair’s Ski Jump Tournament the First?

There’s been an argument going periodically through the years about which community hosted our country’s first ski jumping tournament. The strongest claims seem to have been made by Red Wing and St. Paul, Minnesota – although Eau Claire, Wisconsin is … Continue reading

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WMH article: From Telemark to Tamarack

Five Borreson brothers, sons of Emil and Gina, were competitive ski jumpers in western Wisconsin, from Westby in the south to Cameron in the north, from St. Paul in the west to Racine in the east. And two more of … Continue reading

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My Ski Jumping Program

After all the fun I’ve had posting items about Borreson ski jumping, I have done some diligent research on ski jumping in western Wisconsin from the 1880s on. What a story that is! With beginnings in Telemark, Norway, ski jumping … Continue reading

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Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping

Search this blog for “fishing” and you’ll find a couple other posts with fishing photos or stories, but I have to add this photo with Edwin (thanks to David, I believe). I don’t know the date, but that’s quite a … Continue reading

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