On Feb. 2, 1941, Norwegian ski-jumper Torger Tokle jumped 203 feet at the new 60-meter ski jump at Fond du Lac. He’s shown in images here hitting 197 feet. An estimated 5,000 spectators were in attendance. Duluth hosted the National Ski Jumping Championship the following year.
The clippings in this post are from the Feb. 24, 1941 issue of Life magazine.
… and finally, if you’re looking to place this ski-jumping feat on a historical timeline, it’s around the time Rice Krispie bars are considered “new.”
To this day, they are still considered “thrilling.”
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