From the Archives: UW-Madison’s Muir Knoll ski jump

From the late-1910s thru 1950s, there was a ski jump from the top of Muir Knoll (the small knob of land on the northern edge of Bascom Hill) down to Lake Mendota. The first version was a wooden frame and, according to a Wisconsin Alumnus magazine article, was built by Norwegian students on their Christmas holidays.

UW Digital Collections recently shared this photo on their Facebook Page. The photo’s UW Digital Collections record file is available here.


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