"We couldn't believe how much emphasis there was on ski jumping from the beginning: It was really the extreme sport of its day," says historian Caryn Boddie. She and her husband, Peter Boddie, wrote the book Lost Ski Areas of Colorado's Front Range and Northern Mountains, and they'll be sharing stories about what our state's nascent ski industry looked like a century ago at Tattered Cover Colfax tonight. "We found stories of as many as 20,000 people coming to see one of Carl Howelsen's ski-jumping demos in Denver," Boddie continues. "That one was promoted by the Denver Press Club."
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