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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Water Skiing behind Downtown Kerrville -- mid 1950s

Believe it or not, folks (including my parents) used to water ski in the little lake formed by the dam at Louise Hays park.  These photos were taken from the Sidney Baker Street bridge, behind Pampell's -- the top one, looking down river; the other, up river.  Jorns, the photographer, took many images during the 1950s and 1960s.  Thanks to Harriet Warren for sharing these with all of us.


Water skiing in the small lake formed by the dam at Louise Hays Park
in downtown Kerrville, mid-1950s
Another view, water skiing in the small lake formed by the dam at Louise Hays Park
in downtown Kerrville, mid-1950s

2 comments:

  1. In my youth, I skied that river many, many times. Cotton Eldridge always pulled me behind one of his wooden boats. It was GREAT fun!

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  2. The top photo shows a white building next to the Ice Plant's red brick building. Was that the Ice Plant's
    office, (it was on that side of the red brick building), or was it part of Reiter's Garage?

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