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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 Erik  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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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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Ski Jumping: One More Time

Will this be the last post on ski jumping? I’d like to say yes, but I can’t promise! A week ago, I was given a website enabling me to search old Winona, Minnesota, newspapers. What a treasure that was! Those … Continue reading

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Whitehall Ski Jump in 1938

Recently the librarian in Whitehall pointed me in the direction of a website to access old Winona, Minnesota, newspapers. Did they ever carry great ski jumping news from western Wisconsin! Among the gems I uncovered, I located this picture of … Continue reading

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Wintertime Notes

From notes I had scribbled in a visit with Sid and Irene, I have a few winter activities to share with you, perhaps a hodge-podge but worth repeating. His brother Bennie it was, said Sid, who first took him deer hunting in the 1930s … Continue reading

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Ski Tournament News

Lately I’ve been searching old newspaper archives and I’ve found documentation for Borreson involvement in ski jump tournaments from 1926 to 1947. Let’s start with this newspaper photo – which doesn’t reproduce well but at least gives an impression. The … Continue reading

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All Those Boys

One of my favorite Borreson family photos is the 1940 formal pose that’s included on this blog. The dark suits and dresses, serious expressions and perfect postures, have always made me look again and think: That’s impressive! But I’ve also … Continue reading

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