100 Years of Water Skiing
Photo: The Lake City Graphic
By Zenon Bilas
Way back in 1922, Ralph Samuelson, an athletic 18-year-old Minnesotan, was the first person to get up on water skis. With natural ability combined with ingenuity (and some degree of bravery), he accomplished the feat, skiing upright on Lake Pepin, a picturesque 30-mile segment of the Mississippi River.
Full article at BoatUS Magazine.