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Ralph Samuelson: The Father of Water Skiing

June 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the debut of a new film followed by Q&A with filmmaker Ben Threinen. It tells the story of how, with a homemade pair of skis and daredevil determination, Ralph Samuelson made history on Lake Pepin. Ralph grew up right here in Lake City and invented a sport that is enjoyed worldwide. You’ll meet him in this 33-minute documentary film based on Gregor Ziemer’s book A Daredevil & Two Boards. Presented by the Lake City Historical Society in partnership with the Lake City Public Library. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and kids come free. All proceeds to benefit the Lake City Historical Society.


Lincoln High School
300 Garden St
Lake City, 55041 United States
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