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Ogden Dunes Ski Jump

Location: Kratz Field, 82 Hillcrest Road at Boat Club Road, Ogden Dunes. (Porter County, Indiana)

Erected 1997 Indiana Historical Bureau and Historical Society of Ogden Dunes.

ID# : 64.1997.1

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Steel and wood ski jump with adjustable height and length was built here for Ogden Dunes Ski Club, incorporated in 1927 to promote winter sports. Five annual events with international competitors were held 1928-1932, with 7, 000 to 20, 000 spectators. Reputed to be the largest artificial ski jump at the time. Dismantled after 1932 event.

Keywords

Sports, Special Events