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History of the ski jump presentation Saturday

THIS HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, provided courtesy of local historian Bill Cummings, shows the Pine Mountain Ski Jump in the 1940s.

IRON MOUNTAIN–A program on the history and future of one of the area’s most recognizable structures–the Pine Mountain Ski Jump–has been set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the main Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

“600 Feet Above: A History of the Pine Mountain Ski Jump” features local author Dr. John Dougoveto, who will share interesting historical information such as the building of Devil’s Hill and why the slide was dismantled, the inaugural Pine Mountain Ski Tournament, and much more. As a former ski jumper himself, Dougoveto will describe what it was like to soar off the jump at 600 feet above those watching down below.

Kiwanis Ski Club representative Susie Fox will then present information about the upcoming FIS Continental Cup Pine Mountain Ski Tournament. This will be the first year with the renovated facilities, guaranteeing an extra level of excitement for jumpers and viewers alike.

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