From the 1949 American Ski Annual, we bring you the report describing
the very first Fourth-of-July ski jumping competition in Lake Placid.
|We first posted this story on 'Blast from the Past' in 2009, 60 years after the article first appeared.|
The author, Ron McKenzie was a great supporter of ski jumping in Lake Placid. He died at the ski jumps climbing the stairs to watch Joe Lamb take the very first jump on the new P-70 meter Olympic ski jump in the winter of 1978-79.
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