Uncategorized | January 23, 2009
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m., the Teton County Public Library in Jackson presents “Sport Imitates War: Author Talk with Peter Shelton.”
Author Peter Shelton’s slideshow presentation offers a captivating overview of the 10th Mountain Division based on his book “Climb to Conquer.” The 10th Mountain is the only U.S. Army division ever created out of a sport, in this case the symbiotic sports of skiing and climbing.
While the original division existed for just four years, from 1941 to 1945, its veterans have become some of American skiing and mountaineering’s earliest and most colorful heroes.
Presented with the exhibit, “Soldiers on Skis,” on view in the library’s Exhibit Gallery through Feb. 28. Cost: Free. Location: Ordway Auditorium.
Contact: Adult Humanities Coordinator, 733-2164 ext. 135.