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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ready to hit the slopes?

Do you know when the first rope tow ski lift in the United States began operation? 

Daily featured documents from the holdings of the U.S. National Archives: 

Approaching top of hill by ski tow. 1940-1941.
Taken in the vicinity of the Huron-Manistee National Forests (Michigan). From the Historic Photographs file of the Forest Service’s Eastern Region
The first rope tow ski lift in the United States began operation on January 28, 1934 outside Woodstock, Vermont. Are you surprised it was back in the 30s? Are you an avid skiier? What is your most memorable ski lift

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Would love to hear about your experiences on the slopes. . .