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Near Milan in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Nansen Ski Jump

 
 
The Nansen Ski Jump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
1. The Nansen Ski Jump Marker
Inscription.
Named for Fridjof Nansen, the Greenland explorer, Berlin's first ski club formed in 1872. The club sponsored the "Big Nansen" constructed in 1936–38 by the National Youth Administration and the City of Berlin. At the time, it was possibly the tallest steel-tower ski jump in the world, standing 171 feet high. The first jumper was Clarence "Spike" Oleson in 1937. In 1938, the Olympic trials were held here. Four times Milan hosted the United States Ski Jumping National Championships: 1940, '57, '65, '72.
 
Erected 2011 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 227.)
 
Location. 44° 31.946′ N, 71° 10.066′ W. Marker is near Milan, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on White Mountain Road (New Hampshire Route 16) 3 miles south of Milan Hill Road (New Hampshire Route 110B), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milan NH 03588, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maynesborough's First Residence (approx. 1.7 miles away); Boom Piers (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Ravine House (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wideview of The Nansen Ski Jump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
2. Wideview of The Nansen Ski Jump Marker
("Big Nansen" ski jump can be seen atop the hill behind marker)
"Big Nansen" ski jump image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
3. "Big Nansen" ski jump
"Big Nansen" Ski Jump image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
4. "Big Nansen" Ski Jump
(as seen as you approach from the north on Route 16)
The Nansen Ski Jump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ron and Monica Charpentier, October 22, 2017
5. The Nansen Ski Jump Marker
Close up of the ski jump
The Nansen Ski Jump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ron and Monica Charpentier, October 22, 2017
6. The Nansen Ski Jump Marker
Help restore this valuable state historic landmark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   5, 6. submitted on October 23, 2017, by Ron and Monica Charpentier of Hooksett, New Hampshire.
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