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This is what kids were doing back in the late
1940s if they lived near a ski jump and had
big dreams of flying!
This 20th Century Fox newsreel footage was
filmed in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and one of
the featured jumpers is 2009 ASJ HOF
inductee Willie Erickson, at age 11 (he’s the
one who identified the year for us!).
Those old enough to remember newsreels
at the movies will possibly recognize the
voice of the narrator ... Mel Allen, famed
as the voice of the New York Yankees.
The equipment has changed, the facilities
look much different today, but ski jumpers
start young, on small hills, just like they did
Your webmaster, and many of the folks
involved with the American Ski Jumping Hall
of Fame, will remember scenes just like
these. Younger athletes will have different
pictures in their heads, but they will all
remember one thing they have in common ...
experiencing the thrill of flight and always
Learning to Ski Jump in 1949 ... 20th Century Fox Movie Newsreel Footage!
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Eighth Annual HOF Induction Saturday August 16 in Red Wing, MN
10:30 AM - Golf Scramble
Mississippi National Golf Course - $65 per player (click link for course info)
6:00 PM - Dinner and Induction Ceremony
Historic St James Hotel - $25 per person (click link for St James info)
Come see the new American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame Museum and Hall of Fame
inside the beautiful St. James Hotel!
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Class of 2014 Inductees Announced ... Six Jumpers to be Honored
John Bednarz, Carl Ek, Clarence “Soapy” Hedloff, Dr Paul Jacobs, Dan Mattoon, Len Nappa
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