Foggy jump

With snow imported from Escanaba, Mich., the Norge Ski Club held their 23rd annual ski jump tournament on Jan. 20, 1935 in Fox River Grove, Ill. The headline from the Chicago Tribune read "15,000 watch jumpers soar through fog." The fog was so thick, the spectators could only see the jumpers at the bottom of the ski slide. The damp, warm weather also slowed the slide and none of the jumpers came close to the record jump at the time, which was 183 feet.

( Chicago Tribune historical photo )

With snow imported from Escanaba, Mich., the Norge Ski Club held their 23rd annual ski jump tournament on Jan. 20, 1935 in Fox River Grove, Ill. The headline from the Chicago Tribune read "15,000 watch jumpers soar through fog." The fog was so thick, the spectators could only see the jumpers at the bottom of the ski slide. The damp, warm weather also slowed the slide and none of the jumpers came close to the record jump at the time, which was 183 feet.

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