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Soda Springs in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Western America Skisport Museum

California Point of Historical Interest HEV-003

 
 
Western America Skisport Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2012
1. Western America Skisport Museum Marker
Inscription. Downhill ski racing history in the Western Hemisphere first began in California circa 1857, and in this famous Donner Pass of the Sierra Nevada the Auburn Ski Club presents a full exhibition of pioneered manpower transportation and skisport history as prepared by Historian William B. Berry.
 
Erected 1978 by Auburn Ski Club with cooperation of Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number HEV-003.)
 
Location. 39° 20.224′ N, 120° 20.958′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Bunny Hill Drive. Click for map. Marker and Museum are located next to the parking area of the Boreal Ridge Ski Area. Marker is in this post office area: Soda Springs CA 95728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snowshoe Thompson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norden Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tri Lodges (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cal Lodge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Summit Valley (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sugar Bowl (approx. 1.7 miles away); Charlie Chaplinís Gold Rush (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Magic Carpet (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
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Western America Skisport Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2012
2. Western America Skisport Museum
The marker is mounted on the left wall of the entrance.
 Ski Museum. the Museum was developed as an exhibition of Western Beginning with the California gold miners racing straight down the mountains at speeds of 80 mph on 14 foot “longboards”, western ski history is a fascinating part of western culture. (Submitted on November 5, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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