Friday, February 12, 2010


This weekend I'm heading up to Brattleboro, VT for the weekend to visit my mom, celebrate Valentine's Day with my wife, but also watch the 86th Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition.  Founded in 1922 by Fred Harris, the Harris Hill Ski Jump has become a true landmark for the area.  It is the site of 18 national and regional championships and one of the region's most popular winter sporting events.

"I'm still here to sign my name, Cy Moss"

"Up, Up, and Away!"

1924 National Ski Tournament

Fred Harris was also the founder of the Brattleboro Outing Club and the Dartmouth Outing Club (the oldest and largest collegiate outing club in the country).

 Dartmouth Outing Club

The first meeting of the Dartmouth Outing Club took place in the room of Fred Harris, Class of 1911, in 4 Fayerweather Hall dormitory on Dec. 14, 1909. Harris wrote afterwards: "It might be said that the D.O.C. was 'born' at this meeting."

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