U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 24
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, JUNE 24: WATER SKIS
Profile America – Sunday, June 24th. The 41st annual Water Ski Days event winds up today in Lake City, Minnesota, as the town celebrates the birthday of water skiing. It was in 1922 that young Lake City resident Ralph Samuelson strapped on some slightly bent pine boards and was towed by a boat with an early outboard motor to the amazement of onlookers on the shores of Lake Pepin. At first considered a novelty, water skiing quickly became a brand new sport in the U.S. and spread around the world. Its fans have been lobbying for water skiing to become an Olympic sport. Today, more than 5 million people in the U.S. enjoy water skiing. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America–People, Places, and Our Economy.
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1249
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau