Colorado's Ski Troops

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Presented by PPLD: Manitou Springs Library at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, Manitou Springs CO

Dec 01
Colorado's Ski Troops

Why were Colorado’s cowboys, rodeo riders, lumberjacks and skiers recruited to serve in World War II?

Why were Colorado’s cowboys, rodeo riders, lumberjacks and skiers recruited to serve in World War II?

Cowboys, rodeo riders, lumberjacks and skiers were recruited to liberate Italy in World War II. The Army needed men and women who lived the rugged, high-altitude life and knew hard work, horses, frigid snow-camping, winter survival, and skiing. Learn about these remarkable men and women and the amazing feats they performed during World War II. Retired Marine Col. Tom Duhs will present a slide program with pictures you haven’t seen before and the stories of every day heroes.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Books will be available for those interested.

ADMISSION INFO

Free.

Contact: (719) 685-5206

Email: sgriswold@ppld.org

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Books will be available for sale to those interested.

Free 3-hour parking on Manitou Ave. from the 500 block to the east edge of town and around Memorial Park.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Manitou Springs Heritage Center

517 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

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