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This article documents early skiing in the Cle Elum area. From 1921 until 1933 the Summit Ski Club (later called Cle Elum Ski Club) held ski jumping competitions. This article also discuses the development of the Northern Pacific Railroad and discovery of coal and subsequent mining operations in upper Kittitas county.
The article's many historic pictures and memorabilia of the Cle Elum Ski Club are courtesy of the Cecelia Maybo family. These materials are now part of the Archives and Special Collections of the James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University. The article also discusses the Ellensburg Ski Club that existed in the 1930s, and its ski area in Robinson Canyon, and contains historic photos from the University's Archives and Special Collections.
Skiing, Cascade Mountains, Coal Mining, Ski Jump, Northern Pacific
History | United States History
Lundin, John W., "EARLY DAYS OF SKIING IN THE NORTHWEST: ORGANIZED SKIING BEGAN IN CLE ELUM" (2018). Works by Local Authors. 7.
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