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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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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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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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