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Ogden Dunes in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ogden Dunes Ski Jump

 
 
Ogden Dunes Ski Jump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
1. Ogden Dunes Ski Jump Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Historical Society of Ogden Dunes. (Marker Number 64.1997.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 37.303′ N, 87° 11.437′ W. Marker is in Ogden Dunes, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Boatclub Road, on the left when traveling north on Hillcrest Road. Click for map. Marker is located at Kratz Field (community park). Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 Hillcrest Road, Portage IN 46368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Creek Confrontation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cowles Bog (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dunes Hi-Way (approx. 6.7 miles away);
Kratz Field with Dunes in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
2. Kratz Field with Dunes in the Background
View to west from Hillcrest Road
Iron Brigade (approx. 6.9 miles away); Le Petit Fort (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hobart (Indiana) Patriotic Honor Rolls (approx. 7.3 miles away); The J.D. Marshall (approx. 7.7 miles away); Stewart Settlement House (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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