Lake City, Minnesota: Statue: Inventor of Waterskis

Life-size bronze statue was dedicated on July 2, 2022, the 100th anniversary of Ralph Samuelson's invention. His waterskis are huge, like boards he tore off the side of a barn.

Park St., Lake City, MN
On the lake shore. From US-61/63 downtown turn east (no stoplight) onto Walnut St. Drive three blocks. Turn left onto Park St. You'll see the statue ahead on the right.
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Original Water Ski Statue

Lake City is the birthplace of waterskiing. The town has a life-size bronze statue of Ralph Samuelson and the water skis that he invented to ski on scenic Lake Pepin.

[Gina Lynch, 10/01/2022]

The statue was dedicated on July 2, 2022. Samuelson's waterskis are huge, and look like boards he tore off the side of a barn.

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