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Mountain Troops Past & Present [Gallery Extra]

Dec 07, 2015 12:34AM ● Published by Ryan Frisch

It’s hard to be a skier and not have at least a passing knowledge of the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Over 70 years ago, their success in Italy’s Apennine Mountains helped the Allies win World War II. Afterward, 10th Mountain veterans played key roles in the development of all aspects of the ski industry in New Hampshire and the rest of the country.

Check out these amazing photos as they appear in our book Tales of the 10th.

 

In formation at Camp Hale. The frequent trains along the railroad line seen in the background contributed to the lingering haze, also shown.

 

Camp Hale showing one of the rope tows set at either end of the camp, lower right.

 

Arctic explorer Dr. Vilhjalmer Stefansson conducts a class in building an igloo in the shadow of Homestake Peak.

 

Winston Pote, photographer for the US Army Signal Corps at Camp Hale. Pote was well-known in New England for his ski photographs of Mount Washington and Tuckerman Ravine.

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