Ralph Samuelson water skiing, 1925

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Ralph Samuelson water skiing, 1925

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | July 10, 2018

This photo from 1925 is of Ralph Samuelson water skiing. He was known as the "father of water-skiing," which started with him on Lake Pepin in 1922.

See it in Collections Online.