Squaw Valley

California State Historic Landmark 724

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#724 Pioneer Ski Area of America
One thousand competitors from 34 nations came to Squaw Valley to compete in the VIII Olympic Winter Games of 1960. The games, brought here by Alexander C. Cushing, commemorated a century of sport skiing in America. By 1860 mining towns in the Sierra Nevada, particularly Whiskey Diggings, Poker Flat, Port Wine, Onion Valley, La Porte, and Johnsville, saw the first organized ski clubs and competition in the Western hemisphere.

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In front of cable car building, Squaw Valley.

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Donald Laird