The Nansen Ski Jump

The Nansen Ski Jump (HM1NF8)

Location: Milan, NH 03588 Coos County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 31.946', W 71° 10.066'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1NF8
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Marker Number227
Year Placed2011
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] STEPHEN M. DICK   [2] STEPHEN M. DICK   
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 327762 N 4933297
Decimal Degrees44.53243333, -71.16776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 31.946', W 71° 10.066'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 31' 56.76" N, 71° 10' 3.96" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NH-16, Milan NH 03588, US
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