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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
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. Marker is located at Kratz Field (community park). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 Hillcrest Road, Portage IN 46368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Creek Confrontation
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
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Cowles Bog (approx. 5.8 miles away); Dunes Hi-Way (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Brown Mansion (approx. 6.8 miles away); Iron Brigade (approx. 6.9 miles away); Le Petit Fort (approx. 7.2 miles away); "Squall Causes Lake Disaster" (approx. 7.2 miles away); Dune Creek Watershed: What Makes It Special? (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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