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OLD SKIS HAVE SPOT IN HISTORY, ENGEN MUSEUM

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One more time . . .

People are being asked to search the corners and closets of their homes, garages and attics for old ski equipment - the older the better.The best and the oldest has a spot reserved in the future Alf Engen Museum. Several museum pieces were collected last year at the start of the Deseret News Ski School. Museum officials hope to add several more pieces through a second collection at this year's ski school - Nov. 11.

Museum directors are looking for skis, boots, binding and ski poles from the period 1940 and earlier. Other historic items such as pictures, lift passes and trail maps are also being asked for.

Items will be collected at the first session of the ski school, where judges will review all the submitted memorabilia and equipment. The best in each category will be awarded prizes, ranging from skis to ski bindings - new ones.

The grand prize will go to the individual who may have a Wheaties cereal box from 1936 with Alf Engen's photo on the back.

Museum-quality equipment and memorabilia will be placed on display in the Alf Engen Museum.

There is currently a proposal on that table that would make the museum the primary site of the 2002 Winter Olympics memorabilia, in conjunction with the University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections Department.