Tuesday, February 16, 2016

U.S. 10th Mountain Division Men at the Door of their Barracks

Three Members of the 110th Signal Company / 10th Mountain Division (US Army), stand outside the door of their barracks at Camp Hale, Colorado, 1943 or 1944. The man on the far right is the photographer (William A. "Bill" Southworth). All are in uniform and one is carrying skis and poles. The impact of the 10th on the ski industry after the war was huge. Some of the immediate effects included the unloading of all the surplus equipment to the public, including 100,000 pairs of skis, boots, bindings and poles!  This provided an affordable opportunity for a massive amount of the population to jump into the sport.  It also opened up opportunities to produce some high-end gear.

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