101 Gift Ideas: #16 Remembering a Local Hero

Here in the Owens Valley, we’ve all seen the iconic January 1955 Sports Illustrated Cover photo of Jill Kinmont preparing for the Olympic Trials. It was reprinted many times as we mourned her passing this past year.   As such a beloved and respected member of our community, and the subject of biographical films and books, you may know her life story.  Less likely that you have  been able to read the interview, see the rest of the photo spread, or appreciate the world of sports for women (barely any!) in 1955. It is fascinating.

  I currently have one copy of this rare Sports Illustrated magazine which would make a wonderful Christmas gift.  First come, first served, so don’t wait!

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