Squaw Valley Gold

Elsewhere in Blyth Memorial Arena, a satisfied Alex Cushing stood to applaud the final episode in the only gold strike to ever hit Squaw Valley. Not because of some grand plan, but fate. Cushing had wandered into Squaw Valley because he ...

Squaw Valley Gold

The 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, literally introduced winter sports, particularly ice hockey, to the American public through television. During the average minute the Olympics were on the air, 26.1% of homes with sets (black and white only) were tuned in. Twenty million Americans watched the nationally televised game between the U.S. and Russia on Saturday afternoon, February 27, more than the combined audience of all other programs on the air at the same time. Squaw Valley Gold tracks the struggle over control of amateur hockey in the United States from the world tournament at the 1920 Olympic Summer Games in Antwerp Belgium to America's first gold medal in Olympic ice hockey. The Squaw Valley Games were also known as the Hollywood Olympics. Walt Disney programmed the pageantry and invited his movie friends to the party. Europeans fretted and fumed over the Disneyland atmosphere, but the athletes, housed together in a private Olympic Village, and the spectators had a great time hanging out with Bing Crosby, Marlene Dietrich, Jayne Mansfield, Roy Rogers, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye.

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Squaw Valley Gold
Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Seamus O'Coughlin
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-10-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

The 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, literally introduced winter sports, particularly ice hockey, to the American public through television. During the average minute the Olympics were on the air, 26.1% of homes with sets (black and white only) were tuned in. Twenty million Americans watched the nationally
1960: Miracle at Squaw Valley
Language: en
Pages: 405
Authors: Harvey Shapiro
Categories: Hockey teams
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

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Randol Gold Forum '96, Squaw Creek, California
Language: en
Pages: 449
Authors: Harvey Shapiro
Categories: Gold
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

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Geology of the Monument Valley-Navajo Mountain Region, San Juan County, Utah
Language: en
Pages: 106
Authors: Arthur Alan Baker
Categories: Geology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1936 - Publisher:

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Geology of the Salt Valley Anticline and Adjacent Areas, Grand County, Utah
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Carle Hamilton Dane
Categories: Geology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1935 - Publisher:

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