On Thursday night February 18, the Upper Valley Museum held the first of our Historical Series Programs. Board member Bob Stroup relived personal stories along with many facts of the Leavenworth ski history. There were slides of the past Ski Jumping winners, High School Ski Teams and Ski Royalty.
A video of Kjell Bakke giving the overview of early ski jumping was shown courtesy of Icicle TV.
Former ski jumpers and ski team members Mearl Bergren, Louie Lowell, Duane Brown, Kjell Bakke, and David Larson shared many of their stories and experiences.
Ann Ellis Ostella, our Upper Valley Museum Coordinator, represented the Ski Royalty as she was a Princess in 1957. In the 1950’s through the 1960’s the Ski Royalty were very active ambassadors for the Leavenworth community.
- From the Spring 2016 newsletter