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. Closed after 1932 event.
So reads the state-format historical marker erected at the east end of Kratz Field in 1997. Peruse the 1996 research paper sent to the Indiana Historical Bureau. Look over some poor quality microfilm reproductions of grainy, old newspaper illustrations of the Ogden Dunes ski-jump. Read some old newspaper articles about skiing in Miller and Grand Beach before Ogden Dunes' ski slide existed.
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